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Using Spiral Bevel Gearboxes to Control Converging Loads

In many material-handling applications it is necessary to make adjustments in the load support center distances to accommodate loads of different lengths or widths, especially if these loads have to be captured to avoid shifting. These loads can come in variety of shapes and sizes, and encompass a variety of industries. White Papers Courtesy of DieQua

Automatic Lubrication for 7th Axis Robotics

Eliminate uncertainty and avoid downtime with a multi-point automatic lubrication system for the 7th axis. The Flexxpump system is based on standard components that are adapted for easy installation. Download the Andantex insider's guide to see how our customized solutions can correctly lubricate gears and bearings to provide reliable operation. White Papers Courtesy of Andantex USA Inc.
www.powertransmission.com/sc/andantex-lubrication-system/

Sizing and Applying Speed Reducers

This brief writeup covers the basics of sizing and applying all types of speed reducers and gearboxes.

It describes:
Torque/Power Relationship
Service Factors
Mounting and Connections
Troubleshooting
Cost Saving Tips
White Papers Courtesy of DieQua

www.powertransmission.com/sc/diequa-sizing-speed-reducers/

CB-14 Series Conveyor Bearings: Unique. Cost-effective. Quiet Operation

Noise Reduction - nylon ball retainer and shaft adapter eliminate metal-to-metal contact; Easy Replacement - standard 7/16-inch hex-shaped bore interchanges with most conveyor roller bearing sizes; High-Speed Operation - ball retainer permits higher speed, matching max conveyor requirements; One-Piece Outer Ring - precision machined from hardened steel, will not spread or split; Total Value Package - a dependable, low-cost choice. White Papers Courtesy of Altra Industrial Motion
www.powertransmission.com/sc/kilian-conveyor-bearings/

Selecting the Best Hub Fastener for a Power Transmission Application

When attaching a gear, pulley or coupling to a rotating shaft, factors such as holding force, positioning accuracy after clamping, and alignment and machining and maintenance costs should be considered. Discover the unique hub design that addresses these items and proves superior to other fastening methods. White Papers Courtesy of Stock Drive Products & Sterling Instrument
www.powertransmission.com/sc/fairloc-hub-design/

A Complete Guide to Rack & Pinion Dedicated Reducers

Andantex USA offers a family of high precision planetary reducers specifically designed for use with racks on linear axes and ring gears on rotary axes for machine tools and automation equipment. These reducers are dedicated to rack & pinion, ring gear drives with radial and torsionally rigid integral output pinions. White Papers Courtesy of Andantex USA
www.powertransmission.com/sc/andantex-rack-pinion/

Multipoint Automatic Lubrication System for Robotic 7th Axis

Specialized lubrication pumps with accessories and specialty greases for automatic re-lubrication of racks and pinions, open gearing, linear guideways, ball screws, and chain drives. Andantex USA offers two sizes of the Flexxpump with grease capacities of 1500 cc or 400 cc. White Papers Courtesy of Andantex USA
www.powertransmission.com/sc/andantex-multipoint-lubrication/

10 Factors that Determine the Ideal Planetary Servo Gearhead for Your Application

Planetary gearheads are designed to multiply torque and reduce motor speed by a factor of the gearhead ratio. Learn how gearing precision, housing composition and other factors affect performance so you can choose the right gearhead for your application. White Papers Courtesy of DieQua Corporation
www.powertransmission.com/sc/diequa-planetary-servo/

Webinar: Advanced Mainshaft Bearing Solutions for Wind Turbines

Mainshaft bearings inside wind turbines are subjected to extremely harsh operating conditions that result in failure patterns which include surface-initiated fatigue, abrasive wear and uneven internal load distribution. This webinar will introduce you to the latest engineering advancements in spherical roller bearing design, including solutions that allow potentially damaging thrust to be safely transferred through the bearing to the housing support. The resulting reduction in torque, friction and heat significantly improves the overall efficiency of the system, thereby enabling the wind turbine to generate more power – more reliably! Webinar Courtesy of Schaeffler
www.powertransmission.com/sc/schaeffler-wind-turbine-bearings/

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1 Gears for Industry, Gears for Defense, Gears for Almost Anything at Gear Expo 2011 (October 2011)

What would Gear Expo be without gear manufacturers? While it is useful and indeed necessary to keep abreast of the new machinery out there that will be front-and-center at the show, it is of equal import to check out the finished product - GEARS.

2 The Modified Life Rating of Rolling Bearings: A Criterion for Gearbox Design and Reliability Optimization (March 2015)

Engineers typically learn that the bearing L10 life can be estimated using the so called “C/P method” — or the “basic rating life” of the bearing, a method rooted in the 1940s. Major developments have since led to the “modified rating life,” released in ISO 281:2007, which includes the aiso life modification factor. In this paper a succession of equations used for bearing life ratings are reviewed, and current bearing life rating practices are discussed in detail. It is shown that — despite the introduction more than 30 years ago of the adjustment factor of the basic rating life, and the standardization in 2007 of the aiso modification factor — use of these improved calculation methods are not practiced by all engineers. Indeed — many continue referring to the old model as a way of seeking compliance with existing, established practices.

3 How to Get the Most Realistic Efficiency Calculation for Gearboxes (April 2015)

In recent years the estimation of gearbox power loss is attracting more interest — especially in the wind turbine and automotive gearbox industry — but also in industrial gearboxes where heat dissipation is a consideration as well. As new transmissions concepts are being researched to meet both ecological and commercial demands, a quick and reliable estimation of overall efficiency becomes inevitable in designing the optimal gearbox.

4 High Contact Ratio Gearing: A Technology Ready for Implementation (April 2015)

Today’s competitive industrial gear marketplace demands products with excellent reliability, high capacity and low noise. Surface-hardened, ground tooth gearing predominates, but the legacy tooth forms handicap further improvements in capacity and noise generation. Vehicle and aircraft equipment use tooth forms not found in the standard tables to achieve better performance — with little or no increase in cost. This paper will propose adopting these high-contact ratio forms to industrial use.

5 3-D Printing and Plastic Gears (March 2015)

Regarding 3-D printing of gears and machine tools, etc. — does plastic gearing have a future in 3-D printing/additive manufacturing?

6 The 5 Golden Rules of Gear Buying (February 2015)

Let’s be clear about something up front here: Delta Gear does not make parts for lawnmowers. This is a fairly flippant point that falls under the timeless, clichéd designation of “goes without saying.” Yet, not all that long ago,Tony Werschky had to say it.

7 Gear Wear Calculation and Prediction (February 2015)

Wear is a very important topic for dry running plastic gears. Over the past few years, the authors have worked closely with a number of manufacturers of plastic gears to investigate the problems of gear wear in detail. Together they have developed a calculation method that can be used to predict where and when local wear will occur on a tooth flank. Their findings have also just been published in the final version of VDI 2736.

8 Gear Fault Diagnosis by Motor Current Analysis: Application to Industrial Cases (February 2015)

The use of motor current signature analysis (MCSA) for motor fault detection — such as a broken rotor bar — is now well established. However, detection of mechanical faults related to the driven system remains a more challenging task. Recently there has been a growing interest for detection of gear faults by MCSA. Advantages and drawbacks of these MCSA-type techniques are presented and discussed on a few industrial cases.

9 Calculation of the Efficiency of Worm Gear Drives (June 2015)

This paper presents a physically grounded calculation method to determine the efficiency of worm gear drives. This computation is based on the Institute of Machine Elements, Gears, and Transmissions (MEGT) tribological simulation, which can determine the local tooth friction coefficients (Ref. 1). With this knowledge other power losses such as the bearings, oil churnings and seals power losses can also be calculated.

10 A New Geometrically Adaptive Approach for Tooth Contact Analysis of Gear Drives (August 2015)

Tooth contact analysis (TCA) is an important tool directed to the determination of contact patterns, contact paths, and transmission errors in gear drives. In this work, a new general approach that is applicable to any kind of gear geometry is proposed.

11 Mutiple Gearset-Type Calculation Software (September 2015)

Is there a gear software package out there that will calculate the design of spur, helical, worm, and planetary gearsets? Also, we would like a program that calculates stresses and material selection. Finally, we would like to have the program calculate bearings loads, too. Thank you for your help.

12 The Doomsday Clock is Ticking for Gearmotor Manufacturers (October 2015)

The secondhand on the Doomsday dial ominously spins around the face, slowly but ever so surely inching the motor industry towards its inevitable terminus:

13 Is Splash Lubrication Compatible with Efficient Gear Units for High-Speed Applications (October 2015)

A thermo-mechanical model of a splash lubricated one-stage gear unit is presented. This system corresponds to a first step towards the design of a hybrid vehicle gearbox that can operate up to 40,000 rpm on its primary shaft. The numerical model is based on the thermal network method and takes into account power losses due to teeth friction, rolling-elements bearings and oil churning. Some calculations underline that oil churning causes a high amount of power loss. A simple method to reduce this source of power losses is presented, and its influence on the gear unit efficiency and its thermal capacity is computed.

14 Gear, Gear Drive and Power Transmission Component Suppliers at Gear Expo 2015 (September 2015)

Gear, Gear Drive and Power Transmission Component Suppliers at Gear Expo 2015

15 Gear Expo 2015: Gears Galore! (September 2015)

You may well have already read the following Gear Expo description on the AGMA Website.

16 Effects of Contact Ratios on Mesh Stiffness of Helical Gears for Lower Noise Design (August 2015)

In this paper, the influences of various gear parameters on the mesh stiffness are systematically investigated by using the finite element method. The comprehensive analysis shows that contact ratios are the key factors affecting the fluctuation value of mesh stiffness.

17 Top 5 Reasons To Go to Gear Expo (September 2015)

Gear Expo 2015 takes place October 20–22 in Detroit. If you haven’t already made plans to attend the show, you might be might be missing out on a great chance to learn more about gears, find new potential suppliers and network with your peers.

18 The Latest Design Technologies For Gear Devices with Great Transmission Ratios (December 2014)

Four types of gear devices with great transmission ratios (simply called great ratio gears or GRGs) are discussed in this paper. They are strain wave gearing devices (SWGs), trochoidal gear reducers (TGRs), hypocyclic gear reducers (HGRs) and James Ferguson-type planetary drives (JFDs). The structures, advantages and basic performances of these four devices are compared. The latest design and strength analysis methods are also introduced. To conclude, the future tendencies of GRGs are predicted.

19 The Applications of Bevel Gears (December 2014)

EDITORS’ NOTE: “The Applications of Bevel Gears” is the excerpted third chapter of Dr. Hermann Stadtfeld’s latest book — Gleason Bevel Gear Technology (The Gleason Works, Rochester, New York, USA; All rights reserved. 2014; ISBN 978-0-615-96492-8.), which appears here unabridged through the kind graces of Dr. Stadtfeld and Gleason Corp. Future installments will appear exclusively in Power Transmission Engineering and Gear Technology magazine over the next 12 to 18 months.

20 Best Practices for Gearbox Assembly and Disassembly (March 2014)

In most applications, gearbox reliability is critical to the productivity of the overall plant operation. So it follows that when industry is looking at the best ways to increase efficiency, reduce downtime, and increase profitability, gearbox performance and reliability are key factors. Designing for repair, and writing effective repair procedures, can speed the service time, and provide a quality refurbishment. The best practices listed in this article are proven, effective methods used to install and remove bearings, seals, gears, couplings and shafts within a gearbox.

21 Investigations of Bearing Failures Associated with White Etching Areas (WEAs) in Wind Turbine Gearboxes (March 2014)

A critical problem for wind turbine gearboxes is failure of rolling element bearings where axial cracks form on the inner rings. This article presents field experience from operating wind turbines that compares the performance of through-hardened and carburized materials. It reveals that through-hardened bearings develop WEA/WECs and fail with axial cracks, whereas carburized bearings do not. The field experience further shows that a carburized bearing with a core having low carbon content, high nickel content, greater compressive residual stresses, and a higher amount of retained austenite provides higher fracture resistance and makes carburized bearings more durable than through-hardened bearings in the wind turbine environment.

22 Gear Lubrication: Long-Term Protection for Wind Turbines (April 2014)

The chemical and physical properties of gear oils may change, depending - more or less - upon their formulation and the environmental conditions under which they are used. This is why - after three years of use in a wind turbine - a gear oil was examined to determine if indeed changes were evident and if the protection of the gears and rolling bearings still met the same requirements as would be expected of fresh oil. Our findings revealed that the existing gear oil - as well as its ability to protect the gears and rolling bearings - had degraded very little compared to fresh oil.

23 Gears for Hydraulic Pumps: Development and Results (March 2014)

After a brief introduction to the importance of gear pumps in internal combustion engines, as well as in the most diverse hydraulic applications, a calculation method was applied that allows for sizing with considerably higher delivery rates. Upon identifying and analyzing a traditional pump, along with two construction solutions of asymmetric gear pumps, we then compared their related performances.

24 How to Spec a Mill Gear (February 2014)

This paper outlines the design considerations that go into construction of a drive system in order to explain the importance of specific data, why it is required, and where design freedom is necessary. Apart from loads and speeds, interface dimensions and site specific conditions are also needed. Deciding up front which gear rating practice to select can affect the torque capacity of the drive train by ~15%.

25 How to Design a Spur-Crown Gear Set (October 2013)

When designing a spur-crown pair, is there a formula, guideline or design guide for adapting the spur teeth for the radial angle of the teeth in the crown?

26 Gear Design Software, Engineer Beware (February 2014)

When software goes bad, what do we call it? System failure? Human failure? A virus? A number of words will work. How about this? Glitch. It has that onomatopoeic quality that fairly screams, Downtime! And with good reason -- software-generated miscalculations can have very expensive -- if not perilous -- repercussions.

27 Specifying a Gear - Ask the Expert (February 2014)

A reader asks what are the required parameters to properly specify a gear.

28 No Time to Kill for Barge Operation (August 2014)

The scene is serene and picturesque. Sunshine reflects off the light chop of the Ohio River, as a barge winds its way into view. While those driving along Louisville’s River Road may be inclined to reach for a camera to capture this idyllic scene, the mood at Nugent Sand Company is anything but tranquil.

29 Net-Forged Bevel and Transmission Gears (August 2014)

What are the applications for net-forged gears. Are they used outside automotive differentials?

30 Load Capacity and Efficiency of Grease-Lubricated Worm Gears (September 2014)

Varying installation requirements for worm gears, as, for example, when used in modular gear systems, can necessitate grease lubrication - especially when adequate sealing for oil lubrication would be too complex. Such worm gears are being increasingly used in outside applications such as solar power plants and slew drives. While knowledge about the operating conditions is often appropriate, the basic understanding for load capacity and efficiency under grease lubrication is quite poor. Investigations done at FZG and sponsored by FVA/AiF are shown here to give an impression of the basic factors of load capacity and efficiency. The results of the investigation indicate a satisfying quality of calculations on heat, load capacity and efficiency based on characteristic parameters of the base oil with only slight modifications to the methodology known from DIN 3996 or ISO TR 14521.

31 Electric Vehicles Need Quieter Gears (October 2014)

For Mark Findlay of UK specialist driveline consultancy Drive System Design, reducing gear noise to suit the low noise levels in an electric vehicle cabin has meant throwing away the rule book.

32 Premature Bearing Failures in Wind Gearboxes and White Etching Cracks (October 2014)

Wind turbine gearboxes are subjected to a wide variety of operating conditions, some of which may push the bearings beyond their limits. Damage may be done to the bearings, resulting in a specific premature failure mode known as white etching cracks (WEC), sometimes called brittle, short-life, early, abnormal or white structured flaking (WSF). Measures to make the bearings more robust in these operating conditions are discussed in this article.

33 Wind Turbine Field and Test Rig Testing as Part of the Design Process for Gearboxes (September 2014)

The growth of worldwide energy consumption and emerging industrial markets demands an increase of renewable energy shares. The price pressure coming from coal, oil, nuclear and natural gas energy - combined with enormous worldwide production capacities for components of wind turbines - make wind energy a highly competitive market. The testing and validation of gearboxes within the test rig and the turbine environment attract a strong focus to the needs of the industry. The following contribution sums up the typical process requirements and provides examples for successful system and component verifications based on field measurements.

34 Evolution of Worm Gear Standards and their Consequences on Load Capacity Calculation Approach (September 2014)

Beginning with a brief summary and update of the latest advances in the calculation methods for worm gears, the author then presents the detailed approach to worm gear geometry found in the revised ISO TR 10828. With that information, and by presenting examples, these new methods are explained, as are their possibilities for addressing the geometrical particularities of worm gears and their impact upon the behavior and load capacity of a gearset under working conditions based on ISO TR 14521 — Methods B and C. The author also highlights the new possibilities offered on that basis for the further evolution of load capacity calculation of a worm gearset based on load and contact pressure distribution.

35 Testing of Alternative Spiral Bevel and Hypoid Gear Theory (August 2014)

Following is a presentation of a gear design based upon a theoretically perfect gear technology, for which an overview is offered for consideration. What follows is a report on the design's testing and subsequent manufacture of a hypoid gear pair for a 1999 Ford Mustang.

36 Solving the Longitude Challenge (August 2014)

300-Year-Old discovery remains vital to scientific research today.

37 Effect of Assembly Errors in Back-to-Back Gear Efficiency Testing (December 2015)

As gear efficiency is improved in small steps, it is important to be able to distinguish actual improvements from scatter that can occur while testing. An FZG back-to-back gear test rig was used to investigate how the assembly and re-assembly of the same test setup affects the measurements. A spread in torque loss between one assembly and another of the same test setup were observed. Rig conditions also affected the spread in input torque. With knowledge of how the spread in torque loss varies due to assembly, test results could be distinguished between changes due to assembly and actual differences between tests.

38 Two-stage Helical Bevel Gearing (February 2016)

Gearing is an essential component in conveyors. The material handling industry appears divided between those who favor high-end three-stage helical bevel gearboxes and those who rely on less expensive worm gearing. But there’s an often over-looked alternative, the two-stage helical bevel gearbox.

39 Understanding the Dynamic Influences of Gear Oils and Radial Shaft Seals (February 2018)

Sustainability is becoming one of the most important aspects within the power transmission business. Users demand low-maintenance drive systems with as little disruption as possible, and expect lifetimes of more than 10,000 hours. Approximately 40 percent of long-term gearbox leakages can be traced back to poor interaction between the radial shaft seal (RSS) and the lubricant. Thus, it becomes essential to analyze the tribological system as a whole, which includes the gear oil, seal grease (if required), elastomer material and design, and the shaft.

40 Design of Plastic Microgear Teeth for Mass Production with High Manufacturing Tolerances for a Medical Device (March 2018)

Microgears for some types of medical technology need to be inexpensively mass produced. But at the same time, they need to be both precise and reliable, even though their design lifetime is relatively short. Here's how microgears were developed for blood glucose measuring devices, insulin pumps for diabetics and other very small devices.

41 A New Standardizable Calculation Method to Predict the Efficiency of Worm Gear Drives (March 2018)

In this work a physically based method for the tribological investigation of worm gears is presented.

42 Vibration and Operational Characteristics of a Composite-Steel (Hybrid) Gear (December 2017)

Free vibration and dynamic operation testing of hybrid gears at NASA Glenn Spur Gear Fatigue Test Facility; hybrid gears are compared to their steel counterparts.

43 Gear Design (December 2017)

Our expert explores standard vs. optimized gears, as well as high contact ratio gearing.

44 Gear, Gear Drive and Power Transmission Component Suppliers at Gear Expo 2017 (September 2017)

Our listings of the booths at Gear Expo 2017 that are most relevant to PTE readers.

45 Baldor Motor Basics: Electric Motors and Power Systems and Electric Motors and Voltage (September 2017)

Part 1: There seems to be a lot of confusion about the voltage standards for motors and why they are structured the way they are. Part 2: The effect of low voltage on electric motors is pretty widely known and understood, but the effect of high voltage on motors is frequently misunderstood.

46 Gear Expo 2017 Follow-Up (December 2017)

The following recap looks at some of the exhibitors from Gear Expo that manufacture mechanical power transmission components or provide resources for these components.

47 Thrust Cone Bearings Provide Increased Efficiency for Helical Gear Units at Moderate Speed Levels (June 2018)

Thrust cone bearings are an elegant option to handle the axial forces generated by the torque transmission in helical-toothed gear stages. They have proven as an efficient and reliable bearing concept for integrally geared compressors but are nearly unknown in other fields of gearbox engineering. The presented investigations consider three aspects which appear relevant to extend the field of possible applications for thrust cones towards gearboxes constructed with roller bearings.

48 Food & Beverage Industry Product Round-Up (August 2018)

Some of the latest power transmission and mechanical motion products specifically designed for food and beverage applications.

49 Influential Criteria on the Optimization of a Gearbox, with Application to an Automatic Transmission (September 2018)

In the design of an automatic transmission gearbox, the variation of one parameter can result in different system performances due to the strong interdependencies among all components. For given transmission ratios, component lifetimes and safeties, or space restrictions, improvements in efficiency, noise, and weight can be achieved.

50 Gearmotors Pulling, Pushing and Controlling Their Weight (October 2018)

Industrial mainstay adapts to remain relevant in a 4.0 world

51 Thermal Analysis and Optimization of Gearboxes by Simulation (December 2018)

With the increasing mechanical power capacity of gearboxes, the thermal power limit tends to become the limiting factor. To achieve a balanced system, the gear unit needs extra cooling. Using a fan that is mounted to a fast rotating shaft is a common solution. For this solution an optimal design is investigated.

52 Gearbox Innovation Evolves in Step with Expanding Servo Market (September 2018)

Approximately one quarter of all servo motors around the world require some type of gear reduction in their applications. From large satellite dishes to precision medical devices, gearboxes boost torque and reduce speed for servos in order for them to be sized more efficiently. While gearbox fundamentals haven't changed much over the past 20 years, their effectiveness has improved significantly, driven mostly by the need to accommodate advancements in servo technology.

53 Engineering Showcase - Gears and Gear Drives (September 2018)

Machinists Inc. is integrating the machinery, equipment and know-how of The Gear Works-Seattle Inc.

54 Electrical Stress and Parasitic Currents in Machine Elements of Drivetrains with Voltage Source Inverters (August 2018)

Modern drivetrains with voltage-source inverters not only offer advantages like, for example, variable speed operation, increased efficiency and higher dynamics, but also an increase in failures caused by induced parasitic currents.

55 Holistic Simulation of Gearboxes - System Simulation (August 2018)

Gearboxes are important assemblies within mechatronic systems. During the design phase of such systems it is essential to know the gearbox behavior under consideration of dynamic interactions with its environment. Holistic system simulation helps the engineer to understand this and to improve, adjust, or optimize gearboxes and their application.

56 Gear Expo 2017 Showstoppers (September 2017)

This special advertising section features some of our VIP exhibitors.

57 Gear Expo 2017 Booth Previews (September 2017)

Highlights from some of the gear, gear drive, power transmission component, software, materials and related exhibitors at Gear Expo 2017.

58 The Stage Where It Happens (June 2016)

Although David Korins had an impressive resume of Broadway, film, television and music credits, the New York-based production designer had something to prove when interviewing for the pop culture phenomenon Hamilton. “I prepped for the interview like crazy, sketching out my ideas, presenting a scene breakdown, basically doing everything I could short of begging for the job,” Korins said. “Lin Manuel Miranda (the show’s creator and star) had developed an incredibly effective blueprint. I just wanted the opportunity to help tell his story.”

59 Worm Gear Cutting (August 2016)

I have a fairly straightforward question about a worm gear segment. But as of yet, I haven’t gotten a straight answer from any of the gear job shops I’ve approached about this job. Is there a "traditional" gear cutting method that can produce a ~180 degree enveloping worm gear segment when a feature on the back of the part will interfere with a complete rotation of the part? Or am I left with only the option of 4- or 5-axis surfacing with a CNC mill? I have presented this part to several well-known gear shops in the U.S. without a straight answer on how the part can be made. Any help you could offer would be appreciated.

60 FZG Gearboxes Lubricated with Different Formulations of Polyalphaolefin Wind Turbine Gear Oils (August 2016)

In order to analyze the different gear oils suitable for the lubrication of wind turbine gearboxes, five fully formulated ISO VG 320 gear oils were selected. In between the selected gear oils, four PAO base oils can be found: PAOR, PAOM, PAOC and PAOX. A mineral-based oil (MINR) was also included as reference.

61 Rating of Asymmetric Tooth Gears (April 2016)

Asymmetric tooth gears and their rating are not described by existing gear design standards. Presented is a rating approach for asymmetric tooth gears by their bending and contact stress levels, in comparison with symmetric tooth gears, whose rating are defined by standards. This approach applies finite element analysis (FEA) for bending stress definition and the Hertzian equation for contact stress definition. It defines equivalency factors for practical asymmetric tooth gear design and rating. This paper illustrates the rating of asymmetric tooth gears with numerical examples.

62 Gear Design Effects on Performance of High-Speed Helical Geartrains as Used in Aerospace Drive Systems (March 2016)

The performance of high-speed helical geartrains is of particular importance for tiltrotor aircraft drive systems. These drive systems are used to provide speed reduction/torque multiplication from the gas turbine output shaft and provide the necessary offset between these parallel shafts in the aircraft. Four different design configurations have been tested in the NASA Glenn Research Center, High-Speed Helical Geartrain Test Facility. The design configurations included the current aircraft design, current design with isotropic superfinished gear surfaces, double-helical design (inward and outward pumping), increased pitch (finer teeth), and an increased helix angle. All designs were tested at multiple input shaft speeds (up to 15,000 rpm) and applied power (up to 5,000 hp). Also two lubrication, system-related, variables were tested: oil inlet temperature (160–250° F) and lubricating jet pressure (60–80 psig). Experimental data recorded from these tests included power loss of the helical system under study, the temperature increase of the lubricant from inlet to outlet of the drive system and fling-off temperatures (radially and axially). Also, all gear systems were tested with and without shrouds around the gears.

63 Homogeneous Geometry Calculation of Arbitrary Tooth Shapes: Mathematical Approach and Practical Applications (February 2016)

This paper provides a mathematical framework and its implementation for calculating the tooth geometry of arbitrary gear types, based on the basic law of gear kinematics. The rack or gear geometry can be generated in two different ways: by calculating the conjugate geometry and the line of contact of a gear to the given geometric shape of a known geometry (e.g., a cutting hob), or by prescribing the surface of action of two gears in contact and calculating the correspondent flank shapes.

64 Precision Plastic Gears (Fall 2007)

Some gear geometries are more practical to produce than others. Since choices made early in the design process aff ect the ease and cost of fabrication, those who design gears would do well to consider molding and how molders operate, especially when they create precision gears.

65 Powder Metal Gear Technology: A Review of the State of the Art (March 2016)

During the past 10 years, the PM industry has put a lot of focus on how to make powder metal gears for automotive transmissions a reality. To reach this goal, several hurdles had to be overcome, such as fatigue data generation on gears, verification of calculation methods, production technology, materials development, heat treatment recipes, design development, and cost studies. All of these advancements will be discussed, and a number of vehicles with powder metal gears in their transmissions will be presented. How the transmissions have been redesigned in order to achieve the required stress levels while minimizing weight and inertia, thus increasing efficiency, will also be discussed.

66 An Open-And-Shut Case: Greases for Gear Applications (September 2016)

For the lubrication of open gear drives used in different industrial applications such as cement and coal mills, rotary furnaces, or where the sealing conditions are difficult, semi-fluid greases are often used in preference to fluid oils. For girth gear applications the greases are used with a splash or spray lubrication system. The selection of such greases influences pitting lifetime and the load-carrying capacity of the gears, as well as wear behavior

67 Navigating Product Lifecycle Management (February 2017)

Implementing product lifecycle management strategies can be intimidating at first glance, but it's also necessary. Here's why and how you should implement a PLM strategy of your own.

68 Six Key Elements of Gearmotor Optimization (August 2017)

How to Ensure Reliable Performance, Increased Efficiency and Lowest Total Cost of Ownership.

69 Gear Span Measurements (August 2017)

A reader is looking for the best reference materials with formulas for gear measurements over pins.

70 Gear Expo is for Gear Buyers (September 2017)

Most of you who read this magazine have a close relationship with gears and gear drives. According to our surveys, 75% of you recommend, specify or buy them. It's a shame, then, that the majority of you will miss Gear Expo (Oct. 24-26 in Columbus, OH) this year.

71 Harvesting Knowledge (August 2017)

The season of harvest is upon us. And I don't mean crops, although here in the U.S. Midwest, there's plenty of that going on, too. No, what I mean is knowledge, because in addition to being the end of the growing season, the transition between summer and fall also marks the busiest time of year when it comes to trade shows, conferences and industry gatherings.

72 Determination of Load Distributions on Double Helical-Geared Planetary Gearboxes (June 2017)

Standardized calculation methods such as ISO 6336 and DIN 3990 already exist to determine the load distributions on gears inside a planetary gearbox, but by their very universal nature, these methods offer varying results depending on the gearbox design. Double helical gears, in particular, can benefit from more specific, complex algorithms to reach a maximum level of efficiency. Double helical gears interact with the rest of the gearbox differently than helical or spur gears, and thus benefit from different analytical models outside the standardized methods. The present research project describes the algorithm to determine the load distribution of planetary gearboxes with double helical gears.

73 Gear Materials (April 2017)

A reader wants to know how to figure out the fatigues strength, tooth root tension and other technical values of new, high-performance gear materials.

74 Gear Expo - The Drive Technology Show (June 2017)

Where do you go to find new suppliers for your power transmission projects? Where do you test drive the latest technologies available?

75 Musical Gearboxes (October 2013)

Dave Soma, the mechanical supervisor at Leland Olds Station, a coal-fired power plant near Stanton, North Dakota, says he and his maintenance team care deeply about keeping the plant running and providing people electricity, especially in the dead of winter.

76 Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Frictional Losses of Radial Shaft Seals for Industrial Gearbox (June 2015)

The improvement of the energy efficiency of industrial gear motors and gearboxes is a common problem for many gear unit manufacturers and end-users. As is typical of other mechanical components, the radial lip seals used in such units generate friction and heat, thus contributing to energy losses of mechanical systems. There exist today simulation tools that are already helping improve the efficiency of mechanical systems — but accurate models for seal frictional losses need to be developed. In this paper SKF presents an engineering model for radial lip seal friction based on a physical approach.

77 How to Determine the MTBF of Gearboxes (April 2008)

Mean Time Between Failures is a very frequent and broadly used reliability measure of components, systems and devices used mainly in conjunction with electrical and electronic equipment.

78 Development of the Upgraded DC Brush Gearmotor for Spacebus Platforms (April 2011)

The obsolescence of materials and processes in the manufacture of traditional DC brush gearmotors has necessitated the development of an upgraded DC brush gearmotor.

79 Airport Baggage Handling: Queue Conveyor Design from a Gearmotor Perspective (February 2011)

The primary driver of an airport baggage handling queue conveyor must be able to operate under increasingly demanding operating conditions, including frequent starting and stopping. The selection of the primary driver of the queue conveyor is dependent on multiple criteria, including dimensional requirements and durability characteristics.

80 Product Focus: Gears and Gear Drives (February 2011)

In this special news section, the editors of Power Transmission Engineering have gathered the latest product news and information from the gears and gear drives sector.

81 A Case for Large-Scale Manufacturing (October 2011)

Big components aim to revive the North American industrial market.

82 Gear Expo Show Stoppers (October 2011)

Our special advertising section with a focus on Gear Expo 2011.

83 Applying Open Gear Lubricants (February 2012)

When selecting an open gear lubricant for use in a particular application, the method of application used must be considered.

84 Trends in Industrial Gear Oils (April 2013)

With today's smaller, hotter - and overloaded - machinery, specifying the correct lubricant is vital.

85 Up in the Air - Aerospace Gears (April 2013)

Volatile aerospace market keeps gear manufacturers guessing.

86 Helical Gearing Offers Green Alternative (October 2010)

Upgrading to gearboxes with helical gearing can save on energy, maintenance and landfill space.

87 High-Capacity Bearings Carry the Load for Chinese Gearbox Manufacturer (December 2008)

Th e signing of a contract for more than 5,000 sets of SKF’s latest high-capacity cylindrical roller bearings (HCCRB) for wind turbines will impart added load-carrying capacity, more reliability and longer life to the Nanjing Gear Company’s (NGC) line of gearboxes for wind generation applications.

88 Designing for Static and Dynamic Loading of a Gear Reducer Housing with FEA (February 2010)

A recent trend has been a movement to more user-friendly products in the mechanical power transmission industry. A good example of such a product is a high-horsepower, right angle, shaft-mounted drive designed to minimize installation efforts. Commonly referred to as an alignment-free type, it allows the drive package mounting to be quicker, more cost effective and require less expertise during installation. This facilitates the use of the drive in applications such as underground mining, where there is little room to maneuver parts. The most common application for the alignment-free style drive is for powering bulk material handling belt conveyors.

89 Direct Drive Technology and its Impact on the Gearmotor Business (December 2009)

An exploration of direct drive motor trends and examples of design uses for direct drives as replacements for gear drives or belt drives.

90 Frictionless, Magnetic Gears and Couplings Gain Traction (February 2010)

The Magnetic Gearing and Turbine Corp. (MGT), founded by Australian inventor Andrew French in 2000, manufactures injection molded gears and couplings based entirely on magnetic technology. The repulsive magnetic forces are used to transmit power without losing any energy, and drive shafts rotate completely independently of each other.

91 Data Loggers Gauge Wastewater Plants Motor Efficiency (February 2010)

In keeping with a national push to bring greater energy efficiency to wastewater treatment plants, a Pennsylvania facility used data loggers to analyze motor utilization, a first step toward cutting energy costs and meeting environmental rules.

92 Energy Management Considerations with Todays Drive Systems (April 2010)

While it is valid to state that energy efficiency is defined as the same level of production being achieved at an overall lower energy cost, it is equally important for today’s machine builders and automation engineers alike to remember that an energy-efficient system can actually translate into higher productivity. This is achievable through a comprehensive approach to energy management.

93 Gear Drives Used in Centrifuge Applications (August 2010)

In order to make better purchasing decisions about centrifuge applications, one must understand the concept of centrifuges and the drives that operate this equipment.

94 How Green is Your Gearbox (February 2009)

Rising energy costs and concerns about global warming are at the forefront of today’s news. Turn to local or national TV programming, browse the internet or read the paper and one can find numerous stories about the seemingly irreversible energy costs and the subsequent impact that these costs have on simply doing business. As a result, we as individuals are becoming increasingly aware of the cost of energy and we are being introduced to a variety of methods and/or products that will minimize the impact of these costs.

95 Considerations for Gearmaking in Wind Turbine Applications (June 2010)

A Q&A with N.K. Chinnusamy, president of Excel Gear of Roscoe, IL.

96 Gearbox Bearing Service Life: A Matter of Mastering Many Design Parameters (April 2012)

The availability of high-strength shaft materials, in combination with bearings with high carrying capacity, allows use of slimmer shafts. However, the modulus of elasticity remains the same, so seat design for bearings and gears must be given close attention.

97 Gear Drive Selection Process for the Parcel Handling Industry (August 2011)

This article is designed to help describe the selection process of a reducer to be used in the parcel handling industry. It will go over the different applications for which gearboxes are used throughout parcel handling facilities such as UPS, FedEx and DHL.

98 Effective Management Can Reduce Energy Costs Millwide (December 2012)

It’s as true in pulp and paper as it is in many other industries: the continued rise in energy prices has put a squeeze on margin and profits. Papermakers know that to maintain margin, they must effectively manage their energy costs.

99 Showstoppers - Gear Expo 2013 (August 2013)

Don't miss these highlighted exhibitors.

100 Gear Expo - Gear Buyers Bonanza (August 2013)

If you’re reading this magazine, there's a good chance you're somehow involved in the design, specification or purchase of gears or geared products. As such, I urge you to make plans now to attend Gear Expo in Indianapolis, September 17-19

101 Gears and Gear Drives Product Focus (February 2013)

Our product focus includes the latest technology in gears and gear drives from the leading manufacturers.

102 Considering Energy-Efficient Motors: Don't Forget the Gearbox (February 2013)

The mechanical components of your drive system play a major role in overall system efficiency. Don't cut corners.

103 Gear Design Software (February 2013)

When it comes to gear design software, the learning curve never ends. The leading vendors offer various training programs to keep their users well-informed.

104 Gear, Gear Drive and Power Transmission Component Suppliers at Gear Expo 2013 (August 2013)

Map and listings of the exhibitors providing power transmission components.

105 The Fundamentals of Specifying and Selecting Gear Drives (December 2012)

Gear drives deliver power to industrial equipment such as bulk material conveyors, mixers, pumps and paper mills. The reliability that translates into greater uptime and profitability begins by specifying and selecting the proper drives for these critical applications.

106 When a Good Gear Drive System Goes Bad (October 2012)

Even when the critical components of industrial power transmission gear drive systems are properly designed, specified and manufactured consistent with application requirements, performance problems can develop over time and failure may follow.

107 Product News (September 2017)

The complete Product News section from the September 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

108 Packaging Stimulus (April 2009)

Few industries are experiencing change quite as fast as the packaging arena. Lighter-weight containers are being introduced to reduce costs and energy use, packaging is being redesigned to attract consumer attention and manufacturers are using fewer materials in an effort to address environmental concerns.

109 Product News (December 2018)

The complete Product News section from the December 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

110 Product News (June 2009)

The complete product news section from the June 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

111 Pack Expo: The Push to Automation (August 2017)

With Pack Expo Las Vegas around the corner, we took a look at the state of the packaging industry today to see what you can expect at the show. The answer is more automation.

112 Industry News (October 2018)

The complete Industry News section from the October 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

113 Alloying Strategy Boosts Powertrain Performance (June 2013)

The development of a new, gas-carburized gear steel, necessitated by a customer-driven specification, has not only increased the power density in an existing gearbox design, but has done so without requiring any significant change to production processes or heat treatment equipment.

114 The Ikona Clutch and Differential (October 2008)

This paper describes two devices—a clutch and a differential— which are based on the Ikona continuously variable transmission (CVT).

115 Smashing the Efficiency Barrier (October 2018)

A Practical Comparison of Planetary and Orbitless Gear-Heads.

116 Motors and Mechatronics - Moving to a Higher Plane (September 2017)

This is an article about motors - preventive motor maintenance, actually. And something else - mechatronics. In today's high-tech manufacturing and industrial use environments, it is near impossible to talk about equally complex motor maintenance and repair-or-replace protocols without it.

117 The Future of E-Mobility (October 2018)

Schaeffler Touts System Solutions and Electrification Advancements at Detroit Symposium

118 Product News (August 2009)

The complete Product News section from the August 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

119 Shaking Hands in Indianapolis (August 2013)

Gear manufacturers set to talk with gear buyers at Gear Expo 2013.

120 Product News (October 2009)

The complete Product News section from the October 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

121 Industry News (March 2017)

The complete Industry News section from the March 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

122 Bearing Good News (April 2017)

This issue's focus on bearings includes a number of important and informative articles about one of the most key components in any machine design.

123 Engineering Showcase 2017 (March 2017)

One of our goals at Power Transmission Engineering is to help you understand, identify and select the best technology for your mechanical power transmission or motion control applications. With every project, you have to decide which components to use, and which suppliers, based on functionality, quality and price. We aim to help you make those decisions informed by providing the latest information on current technology, especially when it comes to mechanical components.

124 ISO-AGMA Standards: Specific Sliding Defined (March 2017)

Does the definition of specific sliding mean the same between ISO 21771:2007 and AGMA 917-B97? In ISO, specific sliding is the ratio of the sliding speed to the speed of a transverse profile in the direction of the tangent to the profile. In AGMA, specific sliding is ratio of gear tooth sliding velocity to its rolling velocity.

125 Seeking Suppliers (October 2013)

Last month's Gear Expo in Indianapolis provided a great opportunity to meet potential suppliers of mechanical power transmission components -- mostly gears and gear drives, of course, but also a smattering of suppliers of bearings and motors as well.

126 Product News (March 2017)

The complete Product News section from the March 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

127 Industry News (June 2013)

The complete Industry News section of the June 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

128 Industry News (April 2017)

Corporate and personnel announcements from the April 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

129 Power Transmission vs. Wild (October 2009)

Typically, zoo safari rides consist of cramped trams that take guests five miles-per-hour past various exhibits. You might catch a bear sleeping, hear scripted, narrated fun facts or be somewhat entertained by eccentric tour guides, but there’s never much to look at except concession stands or souvenir shops.

130 PT Extras (August 2013)

Gear Expo coverage, plus a new video from Motion Industries and Rexnord.

131 Purchasing Efficiency (September 2018)

You may have noticed a lot of merger and acquisition activity lately in the power transmission industry. What does it mean?

132 Soft Drink Solutions (December 2009)

Servo system from Bosch-Rexroth helps create more efficient beverage palletizer.

133 Industry News (December 2018)

The complete Industry News section from the December 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

134 Industry News (September 2017)

The complete Industry News section from the September 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

135 Familiar Goals, New Solutions (October 2017)

Gearmotor manufacturers find new ways to push the envelope. (With Sidebar on new alternative to planetary gearboxes)

136 Six Keys to Sustainable Manufacturing (February 2009)

The federal government estimates that manufacturing uses about one third of the energy consumed in the U.S., so manufacturing companies can play an important role in building a sustainable future.

137 Chasing Ubiquity (June 2013)

Power Transmission Engineering is the magazine of mechanical components. When you think of gear drives, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes and similar products, we want you to think of us. But achieving such front-of-mind presence is one of the most difficult goals in publishing...

138 Product News (June 2013)

The complete Product News section from the June 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

139 Product News (March 2018)

The complete Product News section from the March 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

140 Product News (October 2018)

The complete Product News section from the October 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

141 Pack Expo: Automation and Education (September 2018)

Ask any exhibitor at Pack Expo International and the co-located Healthcare Packaging Expo (Oct. 14-17 at McCormick Place, Chicago) why they're there, and you'll probably get the same response: end users.

142 Industry News (March 2018)

The complete Industry News section from the March 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

143 Industry News (June 2018)

The complete Industry News section from the June 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

144 Product News (August 2018)

The latest products from Kluber Lubrication, Joral, Igus, Portescap, Rexnord, Gearing Solutions, Nord, Rheintacho, GWJ Technology and Miki Pulley.

145 The Clean Cut (August 2018)

JBT Corporation benefits from Kollmorgen Hygienic motor design in food and beverage application.

146 Keeping the Lights on - Machine Monitoring Basics (June 2018)

As manufacturers continually search for ways to cut costs and increase ROI, machine monitoring and predictive maintenance (PdM) solutions are an increasingly cost-effective way for plants and factories to help reduce process downtime.

147 Pushing Forward with Belts and Chains (June 2018)

The technology continues to evolve in chain- and belt-driven systems

148 Lightweight, Highly Efficient Drive System (February 2017)

This paper presents a joint project conducted by Ashwoods Electric Motors and Oerlikon Fairfield that uses planetary drives with an integrated electric motor. Current solutions used in production of off-highway vehicles rely upon large, heavy and inefficient brushed DC or induction motors, coupled to a planetary gearbox. This presents a number of challenges to the vehicle designers such as: limited vehicle range, limited space around the motor/drivetrain, and motor durability. The proposed integrated system utilizes an Oerlikon Fairfield Torque Hub, widely used in off-highway vehicles, and the Ashwoods first-to-market, interior permanent magnet motor. How these products are integrated, i.e. incorporating a brake solution, represents a market-changing product. Using interior permanent magnet (IPM) technology in the motor design means the motor can be up to 70% lighter, 70% smaller and 20% more efficient than traditional motors used in off-highway traction applications.

149 Industry News (February 2018)

The latest new hires and corporate announcements from around the industry.

150 Industry News (October 2017)

The complete Industry News section from the October 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

151 Product News (December 2017)

The complete Product News section from the December 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering, featuring the latest from SKF, R+W, Brecoflex, Nexen, Güdel, Renold Gears, Hansford Sensors, Ogura Industrial, Igus, Destaco, Röhm and Iwis.

152 Stable and Streamlined (September 2018)

Gear drives focus on longevity, quality and customization.

153 U.S. Wind Power Blowing Hot as New Installations Flourish (October 2017)

A look at recent installations, plus interviews with some wind industry insiders.

154 Rolling-Element Bearing Analysis (June 2013)

This article describes how more sophisticated modeling techniques allow the latest software to identify design issues with bearings, shafts, gears and complicated multi-body systems.

155 Mold Machining Center Maintains Accuracy (June 2008)

Entrust enlists Advanced Machine & Engineering for 7-axis, 2-spindle performance.

156 The Consistency Game (October 2018)

A Look at Gear & Gear Drive Lubrication Performance Improvements

157 Grip Tight Done Right (February 2008)

Baldor bearings make the grade with Sapphire Recovery and Twin City Fan.

158 The Development of Worm Drives (February 2018)

A worm drive is a geared power transmission device in which a worm meshes with a worm gear to transmit power between two non-intersecting shafts that are oriented at a right angle. The worm drive has been an active and challenging topic of technological study since Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).

159 Efficiency of Design (February 2018)

Energy efficiency is for more than just motors. Here are some mechatronics companies making sure you get more bang for your buck when it comes to your power bill.

160 Product News (February 2018)

The latest mechanical power transmission products from Nord Drivesystems, Gearing Solutions, Ogura Industrial, Stafford Manufacturing, Rexnord, Portescap, Steinmeyer, Intellidrives, J.W. Winco and Zero-Max.

161 Rain or Shine (April 2008)

Brevini Power Transmission helps spectators enjoy stadium sights and sounds.

162 Mapping the World of Manufacturing (August 2018)

After decades of iteration, you might think manufacturing software suites are running out of new modules to add, but improving hardware is opening up new avenues for them to explore.

163 Calendar (February 2017)

The complete technical calendar from the February 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

164 Servo Technology - Centralized or Decentralized (October 2014)

Which architecture type delivers the best technical and commercial advantages ?

165 Guidelines for Designing Better Motion Control Systems (February 2012)

Motion control systems engineers work chiefly in two well-defined areas: 1) new designs and 2) redesigns or retrofits. This article examines the best approach for each option.

166 Product News (February 2012)

The complete Product News section from the February 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

167 Hands-On Hydraulics and Pneumatics (February 2017)

Action Challenge Introduces Students to Fluid Power Industry in the latest STEM educational effort from the National Fluid Power Association.

168 University Improves Sustainability of HVAC Motors in Platinum LEED Building (April 2012)

A new preventive maintenance program at a leading New England Ivy League university demonstrates how the push for more sustainable "green" building management has led to a growing awareness of a chronic, widespread problem with HVAC motors—electrical bearing damage and failure.

169 Industry News (June 2012)

The complete Industry News section from the June 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

170 Product News (June 2012)

The complete Product News section from the June 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

171 Industry News (December 2011)

The complete Industry News section from the December 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

172 Finite Element Evaluation of Bearing Instrumentation Method (December 2014)

This paper presents an evaluation of measurements being taken on a 750 kW wind turbine gearbox being tested by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). High-speed stage gears and bearings have been identified as critical components of the gearbox; during gearbox testing, these components were instrumented and tests were developed to evaluate loads on high-speed tapered roller bearings (TRBs). In this paper an advanced finite element-based contact modeling procedure has been applied to model the high-speed stage with the bearings fully modeled in order to evaluate strain levels. A major conclusion is that the strains of the slotted grooves are at such a level that they have acceptable signal-to-noise levels. This was verified by the results of the initial experiments presented here.

173 Engineering Showcase 2015 (March 2015)

One of our goals at Power Transmission Engineering is to help you understand, identify and select the best technology for your mechanical power transmission or motion control applications. With every project, you have to decide which components to use, and which suppliers, based on functionality, quality and price. We aim to help you make those decisions informed by providing the latest information on current technology, especially when it comes to mechanical components.

174 There Is a Great Future in Plastics (April 2015)

The first thing you see when you walk into Winzeler Gear is a pretty face. No, scratch that — the face is beautiful. Streamlined with chiseled cheek bones, delicate yet bold and strong, a half dozen photos of the feminine face line the building’s entranceway, enclosed tastefully in simple black picture frames, beckoning you to come further in with its pleasant warmth, repelling you to turn and leave with its foreign presence in such a location.

175 Product News (February 2015)

News from around the Industry

176 New Motor Technology (April 2013)

Novatorque energy efficient motors, Portescap smaller-size brushless DC motors, Pittman customized motors, Kollmorgen stainless steel motors, Crouzet expanded motor series, and a report from IHS on rare earth mineral supply.

177 Energy Efficiency, Configurable Solutions Highlight Pack Expo (December 2014)

A wide variety of companies displayed mechanical power transmission and motion control technologies at Pack Expo, held in November in Chicago. The event, which is the largest packaging and processing trade show in North America, attracted more than 48,000 attendees, according to show owner and producer PMMI. The four-day event included 2,352 exhibiting companies, an increase of more than 19 percent from the previous show in 2012.

178 Ask the Expert (February 2015)

Questions by readers answered by Experts in the field.

179 Industry News (August 2014)

The complete Industry News section from the August 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

180 Product News (October 2012)

The complete Product News section from the October 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

181 Industry News (December 2013)

The complete Industry News section from the December 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

182 Cruising with Curiosity (December 2012)

Power Transmission Components from Forest City Gear, Kaydon Bearings and Maxon Motors help power NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover.

183 Crowning Spur Teeth - Ask the Expert - December 2013 PTE (December 2013)

When designing spur teeth, is there a formula/guideline/design guide for determining the amount of crowning?

184 Industry News (October 2013)

The complete Industry News section from the October 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

185 Product News (October 2013)

The complete Product News section from the October 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

186 Industry News (August 2013)

The complete Industry News section from the August 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

187 Industry News (February 2014)

The complete Industry News section from the February 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

188 Best Practices for Bearing Protection (June 2014)

For either brand-new motors or those already in service, "best practices" means that informed technicians can make use of the latest diagnostic techniques (vibration analysis, thermography, shaft-voltage testing, etc.) to prevent electrical bearing damage -- either at the very beginning or very quickly thereafter. If done correctly, the work need only be done once.

189 Wall to Wall Technology (August 2014)

With the addition of Industrial Automation North America (IANA) as well as Motion, Drive & Automation North America(MDA NA), IMTS 2014 has greatly expanded its range of manufacturing technology services. These co-located shows complement the metalworking solutions found at IMTS by bringing in key suppliers from around the world.

190 Industry News (October 2012)

The complete Industry News section from the October 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

191 MDA - IANA 2014 Showstoppers (August 2014)

Special Advertising Section

192 Working in AutoCAD (April 2014)

How does one draw and mesh involute gear teeth in AutoCAD?

193 Product News (December 2012)

The complete Product News section from the December 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

194 PTExtras (December 2012)

Take a look at some of the latest videos posted on powertransmission.com, plus the most recent updates to our online buyers guide.

195 Diametral Pitch Calculation (April 2015)

Circular pitch gives me the size of the teeth in my mind, but diametral pitch does not. What is the purpose of the diametral pitch concept? Does it merely avoid pi in calculation?

196 Made in the USA, Sourced in China (October 2014)

If you read only one article this issue, it should be Norm Parker’s article on the Chinese bearing manufacturing industry. Parker is an engineer with General Motors, a true industry insider who has become a regular contributor to Power Transmission Engineering.

197 Product News (August 2016)

News about industry products.

198 AGMA in Full Support of Energy Initiative (February 2010)

Our politicians in Washington continue dithering over the Obama administration energy bill aimed at developing alternative, green sources of energy production. As a result, when this country will have a viable energy program in place is anyone’s guess, given the usual D.C. gridlock. And yet, Americans can take more than cold comfort in the fact that at least some government agencies—U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)—and the private sector—some major manufacturers—are doing more than their share of work in trying to harness our existing, fossil-based energy sources in such a way that they are used to their best efficiencies.

199 Product News (September 2016)

News about recent products in the Industry

200 Industry News (June 2016)

News from around the industry

201 Industry News (April 2016)

News from around the Industry.

202 Linear Motion Q&A: Customized Machinery Built with Off-the-Shelf Components (April 2010)

This Q&A session with various experts at Thomson Linear Systems covers linear slides & stages, clutches & brakes, bearings and actuators.

203 Product News (April 2010)

The complete product news section from the April 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

204 Proper Handling of Bearings (September 2016)

Rolling-element bearings are high-precision components that need to be stored and handled carefully to perform as designed. Proper storage and handling of a bearing before, during and after installation is important because once debris enters a bearing, it reduces the life.

205 Total System Efficiency (February 2010)

Much of the industrial energy being consumed by systems is wasted through inefficiency. For this article, a system will be defined as the following components working together: electrical input power, variable frequency drives, induction motors, gearboxes and transmission elements (chains, belts, etc.).

206 Industry News (December 2016)

News from around the industry.

207 Product News (February 2010)

The complete Product News section from the February 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

208 Industry news (October 2016)

Latest News from around the industry.

209 Product News (August 2011)

The complete Product News section from the August 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

210 Industry News (September 2016)

Latest News from around the Industry

211 Taking Aim at Conveyor Systems (October 2016)

It's no secret that conveyor systems are the primary market for gearmotors, and so it shouldn't be much of a surprise that gearmotor manufacturers are looking for ways to cater to that market's needs. From Brother's new VFDs to Siemens' Simotics S-1FG1, a lot of the new solutions in the industry have their own unique quirks, but all fall into a few common veins.

212 Engineering Showcase 2016 (March 2016)

One of our goals at Power Transmission Engineering is to help you understand, identify and select the best technology for your mechanical power transmission or motion control applications. With every project, you have to decide which components to use, and which suppliers, based on functionality, quality and price. We aim to help you make those decisions informed by providing the latest information on current technology, especially when it comes to mechanical components.

213 Determining Diametral Pitch, Center Distance (October 2016)

I need help determining the diametral pitch needed to achieve the closest center-to-center distance for 2 spur gears. The 1st gear is a 34-tooth and the 2nd gear is a 28-tooth. The center-to-center distance between the gears needs to be as close to 2 1/8" as possible.

214 Industry News (June 2015)

News from Around the Industry

215 Product News (August 2015)

News about the latest Products from the Industry

216 Integrated Motion Control in Packaging Machines Delivers Value (June 2011)

Maximizing packaging machine productivity and performance is imperative to success and is driving OEMs to adopt and invest in the latest technologies that can meet their customers’ challenges. At the forefront of these performance-driven technologies is an integrated control system—or programmable automation controller (PAC)—and latest-generation motion solutions.

217 Dont Tap the Glass (June 2015)

Behind a thick sheet of unblemished glass that stretches from wall-to-wall, ceilingto- floor at Delta Gear, just south of a shop lined with ultramodern grinding machines whirring away, is Scott Sakuta’s aquarium.

218 Industry News (June 2011)

The complete Industry News section from the June 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

219 Product News (June 2010)

The complete Product News section from the June 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

220 Product News (April 2011)

The complete Product News section from the April 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

221 Product News (April 2015)

Latest Products

222 Industry News (October 2015)

News From the gear Industry

223 Development of an Actuator for Ambient to Cryo Application (December 2010)

During the qualification campaign of the NIRSpec (near-infrared spectrometer) instrument mechanism, the actuator could not achieve the expected lifetime that had been extended during the development phase. The initial design could not be adapted to the requested number of revolutions during that phase. Consequently the actuator needed to be modified so that the function of the mechanism would not be endangered or, by extension, the overall function of the NIRSpec instrument. The modification included a change of the overall actuator design—internal dimensions, tolerances, materials, lubrication and assembly process—while keeping the interface to the mechanism, mass and function.

224 Product News (October 2010)

The complete Product News section from the October 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

225 Product News (August 2010)

The complete Product News section from the August 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

226 Space Shuttle Rudder-Speed Brake Actuator (October 2015)

The U.S. Space Shuttle fleet was originally intended to have a life of 100 flights for each vehicle, lasting over a 10-year period, with minimal scheduled maintenance or inspection. The first space shuttle flight was that of the Space Shuttle Columbia (OV-102), launched April 12, 1981. The disaster that destroyed Columbia occurred on its 28th flight, February 1, 2003, nearly 22 years after its first launch.

227 Product News (December 2010)

The complete Product News section from the December 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

228 Motor Management - Best Practices (October 2015)

Reducing losses and increasing profits by instituting a motor management plan is what this series of articles is all about. Here in Part I, we discuss how to create a motor inventory and establish repair-or-replace motor guidelines. Subsequent topics in this three-part series will address (Part II) motor failure policies and purchasing specifications, and (Part III) repair specifications and preventive and predictive maintenance, respectively.

229 Motor Management - Best Practices (December 2015)

Energy costs and downtime can be greatly reduced by instituting a motor management plan. Part II of this three-part series specifically addresses the establishment of a motor failure policy and the development of purchasing specifications. Part I addressed the general aspects of a motor management plan, including the first steps of creating a motor inventory and guidelines for motor repair and replacement. Part III will examine motor repair specifications as well as preventive and predictive maintenance.

230 Motor Management Best Practices Part 3 (February 2016)

This three-part series on motor management best practices focuses on the importance of instituting a motor management plan as a necessity in effectively administering the electric motors in a facility. The goal of a motor management plan is to take advantage of opportunities for energy savings and increased productivity using energy efficient, reliable motors such as NEMA Premium efficiency motors, herein referred to as “premium efficiency” motors.

231 The Search for Intelligent Brakes (Fall 2007)

Th e Allen Telescope Array at Hat Creek, CA is a joint venture between the University of California Berkeley and the SETI Institute of Mountain View, CA. SETI has hired Minex Engineering of Antioch, CA to help with the design and installation of state-of-the-art drives and controls for the antenna array.

232 With Buying Consortium, it's Advantage Suppliers and Buyers (Fall 2007)

A little over 10 years ago, Louise O’Sullivan was serving as president of one of Dover Corp.’s myriad divisions. One of her duties in that role was to attend the bi-annual cattle calls, i.e.— corporate executive business meetings attended by approximately 22 Dover decision makers. Invariably, at some point in those meetings, someone would ask, “Since we all buy the same things, why don’t we pool our signifi cant purchasing power to achieve better pricing and service?”

233 When it Comes to Mining, Bigger is Best (June 2015)

One of the key challenges in the mining industry today is maintaining throughput in the face of ore grade quality that has declined by 40 percent in the last decade.

234 Preventing Downtime for Hanger Bearings (April 2016)

Dale Renner, CBS and sales representative at Bearing Headquarters Co., explains how his bearing expertise helped solve a customer’s problem and saved significant downtime and cost.

235 Innovative Design Solves AutomotiveParts Assembly Challenge (February 2015)

Weiss North America, Inc. of Willoughby, OH has designed and produced rotary tables and other components for the automation industry for more than 45 years. When approached by Alpha Integration, Inc. of Murfreesboro, TN, a manufacturer of turnkey automated assembly, vision and testing systems, to provide a reliable turnkey solution for their 6-foot-tall automotive parts assembly machine, Weiss ‘tiered-up’ an innovative chassis and indexing table system solution.

236 Global Industrial Outlook: Oil Slick, Currency Headwinds Challenge Growth (March 2015)

End market conditions for the power transmission industry have arguably worsened since our last column. In December we stated that with two armed conflicts underway impacting economic performance in Eastern Europe and the Middle East our stance was “Buy on the Sound of Cannons…. Selectively” while cautioning PTE readers not to be sanguine.

237 Mathematical Modeling for the Design of Spiroid, Helical, Spiral Bevel and Worm Gears (April 2015)

Spiroid and worm gears have superior advantages for hightorque and miniaturization applications. And for this reason they are particularly preferred in aerospace, robotic and medical applications. They are typically manufactured by hobbing technology, a process with a typical overall lead time of 4 to 14 weeks.

238 The Cult of the Maintenance Evangelist (September 2015)

A man stands at a proverbial pulpit, dressed like a company executive but speaking like a fire and brimstone southern preacher.

239 Intelligent Integration (June 2015)

In this issue’s cover story, Stefan Hantke describes an evolving marketplace that requires smarter components and more integrated solutions. In fact, Hantke, who was recently named head of global industrial sales for the Schaeffler Group, goes so far as to predict that within a few short years, every bearing will have a wire coming out of it.

240 Global Industrial Outlook: Game Changer (September 2015)

The number one question today is: are the current low oil prices a near-term or structural development?

241 Progress in Rolling Bearing Technology for Refrigerant Compressors (December 2017)

Various surface treatment and bearing technology solutions are explored to solve challenging lubrication regimes.

242 About as Big as it Gets (August 2018)

The Overburden Conveyor Bridge F60.

243 Set It and Forget It (August 2018)

Pneumatics Ensures Reliability in Packaging Application

244 Prediction of Heat Generation in Transmission Bearings by Application of FEM (September 2018)

Heat generation in bearings is manifested by the power losses of the transmission. Because of the rise in temperature due to heat generation, the appearance of dilatation adversely affects the bearings' geometrical characteristics.

245 Industry News (October 2014)

PERSONNEL CHANGES AND EXPANSION HIGHLIGHT CICERO, ILLINOIS GEAR MANUFACTURER

246 Getting a Piece of that Sweet Coupling Pie (December 2014)

He was out. Nine years ago, Ross Rivard left the coupling industry for the shimmering new world of luxury automotive components at Lacks Enterprises, where he was immediately enveloped by platinum trim systems and chrome composite wheels. It was glitz and glam and as sparkly clean as the fresh-fromthe-dealership cars his products were embellished onto.

247 Finite Element Method Based Analysis of Planetary Gear Systems Considering Backlash and Manufacturing Deviations (June 2018)

The load carrying capacity of gear transmissions depends strongly on design, material and operation conditions. Modern analysis methods, e.g. finite element analysis (FEA), consider the above parameters with more or less sufficient accuracy. Yet it remains an ongoing challenge to account for backlash and manufacturing errors, despite a definite need to do so.

248 Machine Parts No Longer in Production (June 2018)

Good machinery can last a lifetime. But, replacement parts for older equipment may be near impossible to find. So, what do you do when you're looking to replace hard-to-find bearings and related parts for older machines?

249 Meet Norm Parker - Bearings Blogger (April 2017)

In case you missed them, following are three recent blog postings by our popular PTE bearings blogger - Norm Parker. We also felt that, should you not be a blog follower, this would be a good way to introduce you to Norm's bearings wisdom. Parker is currently the global senior specialist/roller bearings at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).

250 How to Prevent Pulley Slippage (February 2017)

I'm not able to get a good connection between the pulley and shaft in my drive assembly. Could you explain the various ways of connecting a pulley to a shaft to prevent the pulley from slipping?

251 Performance Testing of Composite Bearing Materials for Large Hydraulic Cylinders (April 2017)

Large hydraulic cylinders (LHCs) are integral components in the functioning of large machines in mechanically demanding, corrosive and abrasive environments, such as offshore drilling rigs. The materials utilized in these largescale hydraulic systems must deliver reliable performance throughout their expected lifecycle.

252 Al-Jazari - Mechanical Genius (June 2017)

The following is a very brief overview on the life, work and achievements of Al-Jazari - the most famous mechanical engineer of his time. Now well more than 1,000 years ago,

253 Getting to Know Your Bearing (August 2017)

Software Design, Analysis and Calculation Tools Help Solve Today's Engineering Challenges

254 High Gear Ratio Epicyclic Drives (June 2016)

Referencing a June 2014 Article, “High Gear Ratio Epicyclic Drives Analysis,” by Dr. Alex Kapelevich: I have designed a small compound epicyclic gearbox with common planets. Sun = 10 teeth Planet = 14 teeth Ring Gear stationary = 38 teeth Ring gear output = 41 teeth profile shifted onto a 38 tooth pitch diameter. Carriers are simply cages for the planet alignment and location. According to your article, and according to my calculations and the prototype I have built, my inputto- output ratio is a reduction of 65.6:1. I am using a ~ VG1 viscosity grease and Nylatron materials for the gears and carriers.

255 Economy Continues - Generally - to Improve (June 2012)

Our April 2012 launch of this column highlighted several key themes; we will re-state each and highlight developments, relying on our monitoring of 75 key global industrial companies and ongoing fieldwork.

256 Power Generating Play (February 2010)

Never has generating alternative sources of energy been so fun. All that excess energy children have bottled up now helps power lighting for remote African villages.

257 Honing a Competitive Advantage (December 2009)

Sunnen grows product portfolio with motion control solution from Siemens.

258 Helping Hands: How Robotic Automation Can Help Manufacturing Resurgence (April 2010)

Before Mike Cicco was involved on the engineering side, he used to sell robotic systems to manufacturers. Most of his sales pitches were met with hesitation and skepticism as he tried to explain the “benefits” of replacing employees on the shop floor with an automated system.

259 SMMA Spring Management Conference Navigates Recovery (April 2010)

The SMMA – Motor and Motion Association is ditching the slickers and galoshes for this year’s Spring Management Conference, themed “After the Storm: Navigating in the New World.”

260 High-Performance Industrial Gear Lubricants for Optimum Reliability (October 2010)

In recent years, gearbox technology has advanced and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have specified required gear oils to meet the lubrication requirements of these new designs. Modern gearboxes operate under severe conditions while maintaining their reliability to ensure end-user productivity. The latest generation of industrial gear lubricants can provide enhanced performance—even under extreme operating conditions—for optimal reliability and reduced cost of operation.

261 Meet the Dustbot - A New Spin on Waste Management (October 2009)

Scientists have been hard at work creating a robotic system with the capabilities to sweep and collect garbage in urban environments. This real-world Wall-E is known as the DustBot, aimed at designing, developing, testing and demonstrating a system for improving the management of urban hygiene.

262 Improving Equipment Uptime - Composite Seals Meet the Challenge (October 2009)

In an industrial application, equipment uptime is vital for on-time performance and profitability. The rotating members of industrial machines are subject to the highest degree of wear and are more susceptible to failure than non-moving parts. Bearing surfaces are the most critical and often the most expensive portion of the rotary assembly; it is imperative to protect these components. The primary protector of these components is the industrial seal.

263 Motion System Management (August 2008)

Companies focus on customization and quality in linear motion

264 Encouragement and Enthusiasm (December 2014)

In the Stott household, we love math. Well, maybe not everyone in my household loves it equally, but since they were in kindergarten, whenever one of my children asked me for help with math homework, my reply has been an instant and cheerful “We love math!”

265 Gear- or Actuator-Driven, These Bots Are Cutting-Edge (October 2008)

Robots are everywhere these days— bots in the factory, bots in space, bots at the airport, bots in the movies and much, much more. But robots in the operating room?

266 Facing the Challenges of the Current Hybrid Electric Drivetrain (April 2009)

Presented is a high-phase, order-induction motor drive for use in a series hybrid architecture. This solution overcomes numerous compromises in current hybrid powertrain designs. Notably, it allows for a vehicle that is competitive in terms of performance and cost.

267 Historic Danish Theatre Gets a Facelift (April 2009)

The Royal Danish Theatre has occupied the heart of Copenhagen for centuries and recently upgraded to a new control system featuring Sprint Electric DC drives to extend the lives of the existing motors, keeping replacement costs down. The Swedish stage design and technology company Visual Act retained most of the original motors and mechanics while providing a much-needed facelift to the stage.

268 Carnage and Mayhem 101 (June 2011)

What did you learn in school today? This typical parental inquiry is met with several responses but rarely followed with, “The complete and total annihilation of robotic machines in a no-holds-barred death match.”

269 Rewind Seminar Jump Starts Motor, Generator Know-How (June 2008)

Calling on engineers and maintenance power plant personnel, industrial users of low- and medium-voltage motors and generators and motor repair shop staff...

270 Influence of Gear Loads on Spline Couplings (February 2014)

Involute splines are commonly used in gearboxes to connect gears and shafts, especially when high torque is transmitted through the coupling. The load is shared among multiple teeth around the coupling circumference, resulting in higher load capacity than a conventional single key. However, the total load is not equally shared among all spline teeth, mainly because of pitch deviations resulting from the manufacturing process. The load distribution along the spline engagement length is also nonuniform because of tooth misalignments and shaft torsional effects. This paper presents an investigation of the influence of spur gear loads on the load distribution of spline teeth.

271 A Mechanical Melange of Art, Movement and Memory (December 2013)

A brief history of automata, featuring Henri Maillardet's automaton at the Franklin Institute.

272 Gonzo Gear Design (April 2014)

Artist Tom Longtin adds completely non-circular planetary gears to his unique portfolio.

273 Low-Efficiency Motors and Gears Still Prevalent (October 2014)

Electric motor-driven systems are the single largest enduser of electricity, accounting for over 40% of global consumption according to the International Energy Agency.

274 The Energy Efficient Agenda (February 2012)

Next time you are strolling across a manufacturing plant, check out the hardware on the ground. Shop floors are nothing but cables plugged into machines, cables plugged into computers, cables plugged into other cables...

275 Napoleon Engineering Services: Rigged for Success (December 2013)

For design engineers and purchasing agents alike, bearings can sometimes be like family. Oh, you know - can't live with 'em, can’t live without 'em.

276 The Automated Parking Garage (September 2014)

ContiTech and Wöhr Team up for Unique Residential Solution.

277 The Quick Fix - Rexnord Solves Bearing Installation and Removal Challenges (June 2012)

At a Midwestern producer of tubular steel products, measures taken to counteract the effects of impact on a quench tank roll made it difficult to remove and replace the conventional pillow block bearings that support the roll’s shaft.

278 Structural Change and Growth - Coming to an Economy Near You (April 2012)

Welcome to the first installment of Market Update - a by-the-numbers, in-the-now snapshot of industrial markets worldwide, along with some prognostication to assist in planning your next moves - when to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em, etc. Look for Market Update in future issues.

279 Preventing Fretting Fatigue in Blade Dovetail Roots by Modifying Geometry of Contact Surfaces (August 2013)

Dovetails, gears and splines have been widely used in aero engines where fretting is an important failure mode due to loading variation and vibration during extended service. Failure caused by fretting fatigue becomes a prominent issue when service time continues beyond 4,000 hours. In some cases, microslip at the edge of a contact zone can reduce the life by as much as 40–60 percent.

280 Rolling Bearings in High-Speed Passenger Traffic (June 2012)

Passenger transport today moves significantly faster than ever before, often operating on separate tracks especially designed for high-speed trains. Accordingly, high-speed rolling bearings are very important components in the bogies of trains today. Maximum train speeds currently reach 380 km/h (236 mph) in the latest high-speed applications - 80% higher than in the earlier days of high-speed traffic. This paper presents two application examples of modern, high-speed traffic, together with some typical bearing arrangements and housings. It provides insight regarding measures taken in the bearing industry to meet the requirements of contemporary, high-speed traffic, and it cites important standards and regulations applicable for - but not restricted to - European applications. To be precise, the focus here is on journal bearings; information on traction motor bearings, transmission bearings and housings is included, but described in less detail.

281 Getting Creative (October 2012)

Beverage industry conveyor pours on advantages in distribution center. Case study describes the new conveying systems at Motion Industries Canada.

282 Have a Pump, Motor, Generator, Turbine, Compressor or Gearbox - There is a Bearing for That! (October 2012)

Waukesha Bearings is known internationally for its capabilities, technology, size and application experience in the rotating (turbo) equipment industry. Following is a brief selection guide intended to assist engineers, specifiers, integrators and others in choosing the right bearing—and bearing technology—for the application.

283 Bringing Nadcap to the Medical Industry (June 2016)

The medical device industry today has numerous standards and regulations to follow, most notable amongst them being ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. However, these requirements have a shared blind spot: critical processes (heat treating, sterilization, etc.). In the medical industry, all of the standards and audits suppliers need to adhere to focus on general system quality. If the critical processes aren’t being looked at equipment can still fail because of poor craftsmanship.

284 Proper Bearing Installation (June 2016)

Gregory (Keith) Boutwell, CBS and executive account manager at B&D Technologies (a division of B&D Industrial), explains how he used his bearings expertise to save a customer thousands of dollars through correct bearing installation.

285 Modular Control Systems for Wind Energy (August 2016)

For a 5-megawatt wind turbine prototype, aerodyn employs the latest control and software technologies, including a comprehensive PC-based control solution and the new modular TwinCAT Wind Framework. The TwinCAT Wind Framework features the latest software engineering and Big Data applications to extend current Industry 4.0 concepts to the wind energy industry. The modular software supports, for example, the direct provision of sensor data to the operator’s database, and in general enables the easy adaption of the wind turbine operation management to future requirements.

286 Leaky Shaft Seals (June 2016)

conveying system on the varnishing line for a manufacturer of high-end kitchen cabinets were leaking. Oil was dripping on the cabinet parts — ruining the finish. Why were half of the gearboxes leaking?

287 Alternative to Ni-Bearing Carburizing Steels (June 2016)

Standard carburizing steel 18CrNiMo7-6 is often used when high hardenability is required, but due to its highly fluctuating price, there has always been an incentive to develop Ni-free steel grades. The 23MnCrMo5-5-2 — or Jomasco 23mod — has been developed for this purpose. But to ensure smooth substitution within existing production lines, a number of points must be addressed: first, checking the response to carburizing treatments; and second, having similar mechanical properties with identical tooth root bending performance on gears. The latter is the purpose of this paper.

288 Motors and More (June 2016)

Electric motors are often considered a mature industry— one whose basic technology wasinvented more than a century ago and whose fundamental concepts haven’t changed much since. But new applications continue to demand change. Engineers want greater efficiency, more precise control and improved reliability.

289 Nasa Glenn Research Center - A Look Back (April 2016)

In 1941, the federal Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory set up shop in Cleveland, Ohio. This year, and several name changes later, what is now the NASA Glenn Research Center celebrates its 75th anniversary. As part of the year-long festivities, Glenn’s adjunct Lewis Field main campus will be open to the public May 21 and 22, and Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio will hold its open house June 11 and 12.

290 The To-Do List (April 2016)

Lubrication management should be standard operating procedure at any manufacturing facility. Vital to both operational and maintenance personnel, a strong, coherent and specific lubrication program will have lasting results in machine efficiency and maintenance. Of course, even those with the best intentions can’t always keep up with the challenges presented day-to-day on the manufacturing floor. Thankfully, PTE is here to help with eight steps to selecting, storing, analyzing and managing your lubrication requirements.

291 Metallurgical Failure Analysis of Power Transmission Components (April 2016)

When a power transmission component fails, it can adversely affect the performance of the assembly, often making the machine inoperable. Such failures can not only harm the reputation of the manufacturer, but can lead to litigation, recalls and delays in delivery due to quality concerns. Some failures can even result in bodily injury or death. Understanding why a part failed is critical to preventing similar failures from reoccurring. In the study of a failed part, the analyst must consider a broad range of possibilities for the failure. Although some failures can be attributed to a single primary cause, it is common for multiple secondary factors to contribute. The failure analyst must evaluate all of the evidence available to prepare a hypothesis about the causes of failure.

292 Closer to the Sun (June 2016)

Without the sun, there would be no Earth and no life. However, our knowledge about our home star is still very limited. This is about to change. In 2018, the European Space Agency (ESA) will send its Solar Orbiter into space, equipped with a thick heat shield.

293 Guide to Selecting and Replacing Synchronous Belts (June 2016)

Just as we now consider rotary dial phones archaic, so are many installed synchronous belt drives. That they continue to operate is testimony to their durability. But that should not prevent you from taking advantage of newer synchronous belt drive technology that can improve both equipment design and field installations.

294 Mind Sport (September 2016)

Here’s what we know about Tremont, Illinois: It’s a small village in Tazewell County, (population 2,400+), holds an annual summer turkey festival (quite popular) and the courthouse is a famous historic site where politician James Shields challenged an “up-and-coming” lawyer named Abraham Lincoln to a duel with cavalry broad swords (they showed up, but the duel never materialized). In 2016, you can add FIRST Robotics Competition World Champion to the village’s rather eccentric list of accomplishments.

295 Special Modifications (October 2016)

Eddy Swiben, branch manager at BDI Canada, explains how to problem solve on an automatic cutter for tissue rolls. “This is a very major paper tissue manufacturer that sells paper tissue rolls all over America.” They roll paper tissue just like newsprint paper mills do. When the product is finally done and dried, they need to roll it on a light carton core 20-ft. long.

296 Pack Expo 2016 (October 2016)

Pack Expo takes place November 6-9 at McCormick Place in Chicago. With 2,100 exhibitors, it’s the world’s largest most comprehensive processing and packaging trade show in 2016.

297 Ceramic Bearings for Water Processing, Water Filtration and Liquid Handling Applications (October 2016)

Bearings are an essential component in the majority of mechanical designs and equipment. It is important to consider the most effective materials when designing industrial machinery, especially in applications where water or other liquids are present. Many materials will be unable to overcome the challenges associated with operating in a wet or corrosive environment.

298 Linear Motors (October 2016)

When the need arises for linear motion or positioning, there are many choices. One can use an Acme screw, ball screw, rack & pinion, or belts. The cost of a linear motor solution is generally greater than a mechanical linear product, but when one needs highly accurate, repeatable, high-speed motion, then the answer may be a linear motor.

299 Guidelines for Bearing Seals (October 2016)

Equipment downtime and reduced component life are a few of the consequences — and potential costs — of using the wrong seals on many types of industrial equipment including pump bearing frames, electric motors, fans, pillow blocks, gearboxes and more. However, if correctly specified and installed, seals provide effective barriers that both retain lubricants as well as protect against water, corrosion, debris and other contaminants.

300 Kids Love Technology (October 2016)

Kate, a sophomore studying engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has a genuine interest in manufacturing, so it was natural that she attend IMTS. But the other three? My kids? Well, let’s just say that their interests lie elsewhere. Matt, also a sophomore, is studying business at UW-Platteville. Emily, a sophomore in high school, wants to join the Peace Corps. Renee, an eighth grader, wants to be a surgeon.

301 He Shoots, He Scores! (April 2016)

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as scoring a goal. Here at Power Transmission Engineering, our goal is to provide you with as much relevant educational and technical material as possible, and every issue we strive to cover the subjects of power transmission and motion control from as many different angles as possible, so that no matter your job title, and no matter your industry, if gears, bearings, motors and related components are important to you, we’ve got you covered.

302 Mining for Solutions (September 2016)

Increasing pressure on many fronts is compelling mine operators to thoroughly examine every phase of their operations. Fluctuating demand that whipsaws mineral prices, government-imposed environmental regulations and rising operating costs related to maintenance downtime all pose serious challenges for the mining sector. Add pressure from customers and stakeholders for more sustainable operations as well as union demands for higher wages, and you have a scenario that requires mine operators to exercise every possible option to achieve more efficient operations.

303 Opening the Envelope on Bearing Vibration (September 2016)

Experienced operators can often tell if a machine is not working properly, on the basis that it does not ‘sound right.’ The same principle can be applied — using modern electronics — to identify the exact cause of the problem. Sensitive accelerometers can detect and analyze the vibrations from industrial equipment, highlighting problems such as misalignment or bearing imbalance. The technique is known as vibration analysis. It can identify bearing failure in the very early stages, when there is a microscopic defect on the raceway, for example. The problem is that the identifying signal is usually drowned out in all the other noise emanating from the machine.

304 Graco Pump Technology Solves Long-Term Pump Leaking, Dosing Issues (September 2016)

When trying to find a new bonding material dispense system, one manufacturer tested a series of pumps — all of which leaked due to the abrasiveness of the bonding material. The manufacturer also had been attempting to manage shot size manually with their previous system, and was not able to keep dispense consistent. The company searched for a system that could accurately dispense programmed shot sizes while also eliminating the leaking issues they had experienced with previous pumps. Graco provided a Check-Mate pump with SmartWare software, and the manufacturer is now able to automatically dispense shots of bonding material as small as one ounce without leaks.

305 Minimum Design Speed Considerations for Sleevoil Bearings for Industrial Fan Applications (September 2016)

Slow speed operation of fan systems within the air handling industry is generally performed due to two reasons: a coast down operation is required for hot (induced draft) fans to cool down before shutdown (often by using a turning gear), and operational efficiency improvements can be achieved during non-peak periods by slow speed operation using a VFD. In either case, when these fans are supported by hydrodynamic bearings, it is the oil film thickness developed from the bearing-shaft interaction that limits the minimum speed that can be maintained without causing premature wear and bearing failure. This paper will present a brief overview of lubrication theory and critical design parameters to achieve slow speed operation.

306 A Model for Rolling Bearing Life with Surface and Subsurface Survival - Tribological Effects (September 2016)

Until now the estimation of rolling bearing life has been based on engineering models that consider an equivalent stress, originated beneath the contact surface, that is applied to the stressed volume of the rolling contact. Through the years, fatigue surface–originated failures, resulting from reduced lubrication or contamination, have been incorporated into the estimation of the bearing life by applying a penalty to the overall equivalent stress of the rolling contact. Due to this simplification, the accounting of some specific failure modes originated directly at the surface of the rolling contact can be challenging. In the present article, this issue is addressed by developing a general approach for rolling contact life in which the surfaceoriginated damage is explicitly formulated into the basic fatigue equations of the rolling contact. This is achieved by introducing a function to describe surface-originated failures and coupling it with the traditional, subsurface-originated fatigue risk of the rolling contact. The article presents the fundamental theory of the new model and its general behavior. The ability of the present general method to provide an account for the surface–subsurface competing fatigue mechanisms taking place in rolling bearings is discussed with reference to endurance testing data.

307 MDA, IANA and IMTS 2016 (August 2016)

Where to find the gearboxes, bearings, couplings and other components.

308 Replacing Motors, Counting Savings (Spring 2007)

Th e total U.S. electric motor base exceeds 100 million motors and consumes more than 50% of all electricity generated in the country. Small motors—fractional horsepower to 20-hp—comprise 99% of the motor population but consume only 25% of all generated electricity (Refs. 1,3,10,14).

309 Industry News (September 2015)

News From Around the Gear Industry

310 Baby Steps in Wind Energy (August 2015)

The Department of Energy estimates that 4 million megawatts of potential power—four times the amount all U.S. power plants combined currently produce—exists in offshore wind energy. Construction of America’s first offshore wind turbines began in July. The wind farm, which is being constructed off the coast of Block Island, RI, will consist of five turbines. Together, they will produce 30 MW.

311 Motor Madness (October 2015)

This issue we take a long, hard look at motor efficiency, and you should, too. After all, electric motors used in industrial settings are the single largest consumer of electricity in the United States. Upgrading your electric motors is not only good for the environment, but it’s also good for your bottom line. Sure, saving electricity lessens the burden on our country’s energy infrastructure. But it also saves you money in the long run.

312 Global Industrial Outlook: Weathering the Storm (October 2015)

We just returned from WEFTEC — the premier U.S. water and wastewater management show. Our recent discussion (Game Changer) highlighted the negative impact of low oil prices.

313 Steps Towards Revolution (December 2015)

The revolution goes by many names: machine-to-machine communication, smart manufacturing and the Industrial Internet, to name a few. In Europe, the prevailing term is Industry 4.0. In Germany, where that phrase was coined, the government is putting down €200 million to cultivate a lead in the industry. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that its potential economic impact will be almost $4 trillion (or more) by 2025. Enthusiastic evangelists will tell you that the Industrial Internet is the most important advance in their industries that they’ve seen in their decades-long careers.

314 Global Industrial Outlook: Kind of Sluggish (August 2015)

We anticipate no substantive improvement in manufacturing activity. Not in the U.S. or internationally. If anything, headwinds may have become slightly more pronounced because a U.S. — Iran “deal” that everybody hates except a) the Iranian government and b) the Obama administration will result in the release of Iranian oil supply back onto the global market. Oil had rallied from about $50 to $60 over the past month (I like round numbers), but has since roundtripped. Expect further, deeper capital spending cuts in the U.S. oil sector to continue affecting demand for large capital equipment.

315 The Importance of Thermal Protection for Torque Motors (August 2015)

When talking about high-end machining or manufacturing applications that include direct-drive technology, one of the key advantages of utilizing this particular transmission method is its endurance. Because of the very nature of direct-drive motors they are able to operate at peak performance levels indefinitely — without any kind of wear or aging — as long as the motor isn’t pushed past its capacity. Unfortunately, because this isn’t a perfect world, unexpected things can happen which can cause the motor to overheat. Whether the heat source is due to a parameter being input incorrectly, or an unexpected external force causing more resistance than expected — it is important to have certain forms of thermal protection in place. Since torque motors are built in such a way that they cannot be repaired and yet maintain their efficiency, it is vital to prevent any overheating — thus precluding the need to purchase a new one.

316 Tales from the Bearings Blog (June 2015)

The following short articles first appeared on www.powertransmission.com. They are part of the ongoing series of hints, technical tidbits and inside knowledge presented by our resident blogger, Norm Parker. If you like what you see here and are interested in learning more, visit www.powertransmission.com/blog.

317 Global Industrial Outlook: Slow Growth Ahead; Farm Belt No Help (June 2015)

First quarter results confirmed our view. Capital expenditures are being slashed in the oil sector, the stronger U.S. dollar is enabling Japanese machinery competitors to gain share in the Middle East and Latin America, and lower soft commodity prices translate into a continuing North American decline in demand for farm equipment.

318 Braking the Cycle (August 2015)

Tucked away in the southwest quadrant of the state of Georgia, amid stately pine stands, pecan farms and cotton fields, sits Oak Crest Lumber.

319 And the Winner Is (August 2015)

Excellence Awards Competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation, were recently announced at the POWDERMET2015 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials. Receiving grand prizes and awards of distinction, the winning parts are examples of PM’s precision, performance, complexity, economy, innovation and sustainability. The winning parts show how customers from around the world are taking advantage of PM’s design advantages.

320 Preventing Roller Bearing Failure (December 2015)

I’m building a custom gearbox with 7075 T-6 spur gears, and I’m concerned that aluminum flakes will enter the races on the roller bearings (SKF 2307) and cause premature failure. So my question is — should I place an oil seal on the shaft first to protect the bearing — or is this an unfounded concern and I should mount the seal in the typical manner outside the bearing? Or both? Or go with a sealed bearing? I’m confused and could use your expertise, please.

321 It Doesn't End Here (December 2016)

This issue, we're pleased to present our annual Buyers Guide. It's our comprehensive directory of suppliers of mechanical components, including gears, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes, gear drives and more. This directory represents our best effort to give you updated information about the companies who can provide you with the components you need to design, build and maintain better machinery.

322 AGMA (Fall 2007)

Readers of our sister publication, Gear Technology, are perhaps more familiar with the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) than our PTE audience. Now more than 90 years old, AGMA continues to thrive as a global, relevant go-to resource and service provider—from metrology to tribology—for its more than 400 worldwide members. PTE put some questions regarding AGMA—now, and going forward—to AGMA president Joe T. Franklin, Jr.

323 Clutches: Declassified (March 2016)

In the world of PT components, the clutch gets absolutely no recognition whatsoever. There are entire magazines dedicated to gears, bearings and motors, but clutches get very little press outside of the automotive industry.

324 The Test Run (March 2016)

Modeling and simulation is a key driver of innovation. Whether it’s general manufacturing, consumer goods or life sciences, the ability to realistically model and simulate the response of parts, sub-systems and complete assemblies to increase accuracy and repeatability is vital in today’s analytical world.

325 Slicing Downtime (March 2016)

An independent cheese packager in central Wisconsin packages millions of pounds of cheese every year. Whether shredded, sliced, crumbled or waxed, each package is designed specifically for a customer’s unique needs. As a “toll processor,” production line speed is critical to productivity as well as profitability.

326 Plastic Replacing Metal in Coupling Applications (Spring 2007)

When it comes to selecting a connecting element between a drive motor and a pump unit, engineers most often choose an elastomeric coupling because of its failure protection and its vibration damping capabilities. Elastomeric couplings, traditionally manufactured with metallic hubs, feature a rugged and robust design noted for its simplicity.

327 The SKF High-Capacity Cylindrical Roller Bearing (Spring 2007)

Th e ISO defi nition of a full- complement bearing states that the bearing does not have a cage. When that defi nition was written, it was not technically possible to have a full-complement bearing with a cage. But SKF’s new high-capacity cylindrical roller bearing combines the load-carrying capacity of a fullcomplement bearing with the benefi ts of a bearing with a cage (Fig.1).

328 Engineering Smart (February 2016)

Our theme for 2016 is “Engineering Smart.” Our goal as a publication is to help you engineer better systems, taking advantage of the latest in technology to create mechanical systems that last longer, save energy, cost less and increase performance. The way we do that is by bringing you the best information possible on the design and engineering of gears, gear drives, bearings, motors, couplings and related power transmission components and systems.

329 Counterfeit Consequences (February 2016)

Power Transmission Engineering is collaborating with the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) on a special section within the magazine. Bearing Briefs will present updated reports on bearing topics for each issue in 2016. Complimentary access to all BSA Bearing and Industry Briefs is available on the BSA website at www.bsahome.org/tools. Additionally, our new Field Notes section on page 34 will feature field reports from BSA’s Certified Bearing Specialists.

330 Identifying Bearing Failure (February 2016)

Guy Gendron, certified bearing specialist and technical sales representative at Timken Canada L.P. explains how he used his bearing expertise to increase a customer’s productivity.

331 PTDA (Spring 2007)

Single-vendor sourcing has probably never been more attractive to businesses of all types—especially manufacturing—than it is today. The concept makes perfect sense, especially for companies that buy power transmission and motion control components. Big dollars and perhaps even bigger safety issues ride on the quality, performance and reliability of the components used for any number of applications.

332 Sum of the Parts (March 2016)

Energy’s endless energy efficiency game of whack-a-mole, motors have historically always been one of the go-to moles. They’ve been in the spotlight since 1992. Over the past few decades, repeated efficiency laws have seen motor efficiency get whacked into tighter and tighter shape.

333 A Major Step Forward in Life Modeling (March 2017)

The SKF Generalized Bearing Life Model is (GBLM) an innovative new bearing rating life model that is designed to help engineers calculate bearing rating life in a more realistic manner. The new model is a major step forward for the industry and will play an important role in enabling OEMs and end users to better match bearings and applications, resulting in improved machine life and reduced operating costs.

334 Buyer Beware (April 2018)

No one likes paying too much for anything. Everyone wants to get a better deal. That's why you shop around before buying a new car. That's why you look at sale advertisements before buying a new refrigerator or big screen tv. The bigger the purchase, the more you want to compare prices.

335 Engineering Showcase 2018 (March 2018)

We are pleased to present our fourth annual Engineering Showcase, a celebration of some of the leading products and companies in mechanical power transmission. In the pages that follow, you'll find examples of engineering excellence and technological know-how in the field of gears, drives, couplings, machine parts and other mechanical components.

336 Product News (April 2018)

New servo drives, gear pumps, stepper motors and more.

337 Linear Bearing CAD Models and More On the Fly (April 2018)

Here's what one supplier is doing to take advantage of the mobile phone in your pocket.

338 It's a Jungle Out There (April 2018)

Harsh environments and saltwater properties tend to make it difficult for motors, gearboxes and engines to perform consistently at a high level.

339 A Manufacturing Mix-Tape (February 2018)

I noticed it during my first assignment in a job shop. Maybe it was the gentle whir of a motor or the scratching sound of a grinding gear, but the factory floor boasted plenty of unique noises and sound effects.

340 How to Select Motors for Hazardous Locations - Baldor Motor Basics Part 10 (February 2018)

Failure to specify the proper motor for use in a hazardous location can have serious consequences - lost production, extensive property damage, and even loss of human life. Selection of the proper motor requires an understanding of Underwriters Laboratories' (UL) and National Electrical Code (NEC) class, group and division designations and the T code letters.

341 A Model for Shear Degradation of Lithium Soap Grease at Ambient Temperature (October 2017)

In this study the mechanical shear degradation of lithium-thickened grease was evaluated using an in-house-developed aging rig and a commercial rheometer. It was found that this grease loses its original consistency during aging and shows a two-phase aging behavior. In the first phase, primarily reorientation and breakage of the thickener network take place, resulting in a progressive drop in the grease's rheological properties. After this, the aging is dominated by the breakage of smaller fiber fragments and the grease degrades at a much slower rate.

342 CNC System Upgrades (December 2017)

Automated production of large objects such as auto body prototypes, boat hulls and surfboards traditionally requires computerized numerical control (CNC) systems costing nearly a million dollars. Thomson Cuts Costs and Production Time for Autoscale Inc.

343 Baldor Motor Basics - Part 9 (December 2017)

Amps, Watts, Power Factor and Efficiency; Approximate Load Data from Amperage Readings; Power Factor Correction on Single-Induction Motors.

344 History of a Forgotten Engine (December 2017)

In 2017, there's more variety to be found under the hood of a car than ever. Electric, hybrid and internal combustion engines all sit next to a range of transmission types, creating an ever-increasingly complex evolutionary web of technology choices for what we put into our automobiles. But every evolutionary tree has a few dead end branches that ended up never going anywhere.

345 The Gizmo Society (June 2018)

It is hard these days to find any device that is not IoT-compatible or WiFi-connected. I recently had a new well pump installed that requires an iPhone for setup, which makes it hard for me to check or change the setup since I do not own an iPhone. In Olden Times, you had potentiometers or RS-232 connections - and that was fine.

346 Product News (June 2018)

Elastic housing deformation by MESYS, plus new motors, actuators, gear drives and more.

347 Your Search Starts Here (December 2018)

This issue, we're pleased to present our annual Buyers Guide. It's our comprehensive directory of suppliers of mechanical components, including gears, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes, gear drives and more.

348 Step vs. Servo - Selecting the Best (October 2018)

Over the many years, there have been many technical papers and articles about which motor is the best. The short and sweet answer is - let's talk about the application. More recently a number of papers and articles have appeared that compared each motor's advantages and disadvantages in generic or specific terms. Many times, the methods used to drive and control these motors are not completely described due to the many control schemes available for use. A few articles focus on just the open loop step motor and the closed loop servo motor advantages and disadvantages in a laundry list format. This article is attempting to "drill down" into the reasons why and to describe how it is done.

349 How to Deal With Growing Pains (December 2018)

Wind turbines are getting bigger than ever, and the manufacturing infrastructure that facilitates their construction needs to start growing with them.

350 2018 PTE Buyers Guide (December 2018)

Our comprehensive annual directory of suppliers puts all the mechanical components you need right at your fingertips.

351 Integrated Hybrid Servo Motors vs. Standard Integrated Servo Motors (December 2018)

Different motor types favor different application areas. No single style has advantages in all application spaces. Direct drive applications favor hybrid servos while high-speed, geared down applications tend to favor the conventional servo motors.

352 Show Me Something (October 2018)

Fall is the season of change. But in industrial America, it's also the season of trade shows. Either way, the season is in full swing.

353 Monitoring the Health of Plant Machinery (September 2018)

Health monitoring or condition monitoring has been used for many years on machines and in plants where the cost of an outage is high. It allows failures to be anticipated and maintenance or repairs to be scheduled for the least loss of production, as well as avoiding unnecessary periodic maintenance.

354 A Mechanical Healthcare Plan (June 2018)

Motor Operation Gets Big Boost from Smart Technology (Here's How to Take Advantage)

355 The Final Puzzle Piece (June 2018)

The PCCP, one of the largest pumping station systems in the world, is finally fully operational, marking the completion of the last piece of New Orleans' countermeasures against another Hurricane Katrina.

356 Couplings: Designed to Carry the Pay(load) (August 2018)

Couplings. There certainly is no shortage of couplings - or things to couple them with. There also seems to be no lack of applications for them. You say you need to reduce the transmission of shock loads from one shaft to another? That's a classic application for shaft couplings; but really, couplings are application-intensive. They're everywhere.

357 Thermal Growth Issues and Solutions for Shaft Couplings (August 2018)

Many refineries and chemical plants are built with large pieces of rotating equipment in an outdoor setting exposed to the elements. The author has been researching thermal growth issues for decades across North America.

358 Guide to Proper Bearing Lubricating Practices (October 2017)

Understanding proper bearing lubrication procedures is critical to ensuring long-term, trouble-free performance. Klüber Lubrication has prepared this explanation as a general guide.

359 The Hyperloop is Here - Sort of (September 2017)

It is unlikely the hyperloop will inspire Hollywood to start making films emulating the tried-but-true terror-on-a-train genre - a genre that includes many classics. But somehow titles like - Lady on a Hyperloop, Strangers on a Hyperloop, Murder on the Hyperloop Express, Throw Momma from the Hyperloop, The Great Hyperloop Robbery - just don't work. And you can forget about another venerable train travel tradition - the club car - given that you will probably reach your destination sooner than you can say "Jack on the rocks."

360 IFPE 2017 (February 2017)

Fluid Power, Motion Control and Power Transmission Industries Come Together in Las Vegas to Promote New Solutions.

361 The Big Picture (February 2017)

When you work day-in and day-out with components like gears, bearings or electric motors, for example, it's easy to forget that those components are always part of a much bigger system.

362 Showing Up Is Half the Battle (March 2017)

For the past several months, I've been sneaking away from work early every Thursday afternoon to coach my daughter's Science Olympiad team. Those of you who read this column regularly know that I'm a supporter of STEM education programs, and I've encouraged you to participate in those programs wherever possible.

363 Why Direct Drive (March 2017)

In today's highly competitive world, the better someone understands the advantages and benefits of direct drive technology, then the more they will have an advantage in machine building, giving them an edge over their competition.

364 Saving Time with Auto-Tuning Drives (March 2017)

If there are two things that are in tight supply in the industry, it's time and talent. Manufacturers are always pressured to do more faster, and the industry is producing fewer experts to help them do it, so the industry's had to get crafty and find what time-cutting procedures they can.

365 Bearing the Brunt of Earthquakes (December 2016)

America suffers $4.4 billion in losses due to earthquakes every year. While that's a drop in the bucket for our $16 trillion plus GDP, it's still a substantial amount of money, and some people are working to lessen those losses. One group is Earthquake Protection Systems (EPS), a company that is designing bearings to better protect buildings from earthquake damage.

366 Better Energy-Efficient Flow Rate Regulation (December 2016)

Implementing a power-on-demand concept based on variable speed drives allows for energy saving in any application that involves pumps or hydraulic systems. And when used in combination with an intelligent wiring and communication system, relevant machine data can also be easily recorded - the basis for comprehensive power management.

367 Bearing Lubricant Solution (December 2016)

A Chicago-area bakery was replacing the tray support bearings in its ovens on a reactionary basis. Their weekly inspection cycle was resulting in two mechanics spending an average of 20 labor hours per week to replace failed bearings. The premature bearing failures were caused by a combination of the high heat and humidity in the ovens, resulting in lubrication failure and contamination. When BDI was asked to recommend a solution, the bakery was averaging one month of bearing life in this application.

368 Eight Reasons to Use Air Bearings Over Mechanical Bearings (December 2016)

Mechanical guiding systems, such as crossedroller bearings, work well for most motion control applications; however, when precision, angular repeatability, and geometric performance (runout, straightness) are critical or where submicron bearing rumble is problematic, air bearings are recommended. An air-bearing stage is a rotary or linear positioner that floats on a cushion of air, using one of several preload mechanisms, nearly eliminating mechanical contact and thus wear, friction, and hysteresis effects. Here are eight reasons why an air-bearing stage might be the right choice for your application:

369 Timing Belts and Pulleys - Operations (December 2016)

Synchronous drives are especially well-suited for low-speed, high-torque applications. Their positive driving nature prevents potential slippage associated with V-belt drives, and even allows significantly greater torque carrying capability. Small pitch synchronous drives operating at speeds of 50 ft/min (0.25 m/s) or less are considered to be low-speed. Care should be taken in the drive selection process as stall and peak torques can sometimes be very high. While intermittent peak torques can often be carried by synchronous drives without special considerations, high cyclic peak torque loading should be carefully reviewed.

370 2016 PTE Buyers Guide (December 2016)

A comprehensive directory of suppliers of gears, bearings, motors, couplings and other mechanical power transmission and motion control components.

371 Transmissions in Transition (June 2015)

Experts gathered at the 9th CTI Symposium to discuss the challenges of reducing noise, improving energy efficiency and meeting the changing demands of the marketplace

372 Setting Sights on Hannover Messe 2017 (March 2017)

Digital and industrial sectors collide in Germany for popular trade fair

373 Baldor Motor Basics: Factors that Determine Industrial Electric Bills (August 2017)

A good deal of confusion exists regarding the factors that determine an industrial electric bill. The following information is presented to help sort out the various items on which billing is based, and to offer suggestions on measures to help control and reduce electric utility bills.

374 How to Select a DC Motor: Coreless and Iron Core Brushed DC Motors (June 2017)

DC motors possess linear relationships that allow for very predictable operation. For instance, if enough voltage is applied across the terminals of a DC motor, the output shaft will spin at a rate proportional to that applied voltage. You can take the ratio of the applied voltage over the rated voltage and multiply that number by the no load speed and get the running speed.

375 Rolling Bearing Service Life Based on Probable Cause for Removal - A Tutorial (August 2017)

A bearing service life prediction methodology and tutorial indexed to eight probable causes for bearing failure and removal are presented - including fatigue. Bearing life is probabilistic and not deterministic. Bearing manufacturers' catalogue (L10) bearing life is based on rolling-element fatigue failure, at which time 90% of a population of bearings can be reasonably expected to survive, and 10% to fail by fatigue. However, approximately 95% of all bearings are removed for cause before reaching their L10 life. A bearing failure can be defined as when the bearing is no longer fit for its intended purpose. For a single bearing, you can only predict the probability of a failure occurring at a designated time - but not the actual time to failure.

376 Fluid Couplings vs VFDs for High Inertia Rotating Driven Loads (September 2017)

As the old adage goes, "There is more than one way to skin a cat." In the early stages of any project, system designers are faced with choices; whether they are designing a new application or retrofitting an old one, they need to determine what is the most efficient, economical and practical way of completing the task at hand. Though there are usually at least two viable means to accomplish the task, the first step is always to review and weigh the merits of each option.

377 Eats, Drinks and Treats (September 2017)

Process Expo and Pack Expo Highlight the Latest Technology for Food & Beverage Applications.

378 Guide to V-Belt Selection and Replacement (June 2017)

V-belts look like relatively benign and simple pieces of equipment. They're basically a glorified rubber band, right? Need a replacement? Just measure the top width and circumference, find another belt with the same dimensions, and slap it on the drive. There's only one problem: that approach is about as wrong as you can get.

379 Moving in the Right Direction (June 2017)

Over the past several months, members of our staff have traveled quite a bit, and we've had a lot of opportunities to gauge their confidence. And while nobody is overwhelmingly enthusiastic - nobody has told us this is their best year ever - almost everyone seems at least content with the stability that slow and steady growth provides.

380 Automate 2017 Highlights Solution Providers and Integrators (March 2017)

Automate 2017 (April 3-6) will showcase the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions, from traditional industrial applications to cutting edge new technologies.

381 Product News (April 2017)

Clutches and Brakes take center stage in the April 2017 edition of Product News.

382 Doubling Down and Forging Ahead (April 2017)

After getting positive feedback on changes made to the show last year, AWEA Wind Power is doubling down and taking their ongoing transformation even further.

383 Battle Bots - Victorian Edition (April 2017)

Airships, gears, robots, steam power and buzzer-beating theatrics highlight the 2017 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition known as FIRST Steamworks.

384 In Transit (December 2016)

The average travel time to work in the United States is 25.4 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This number is probably low if you factor in a traffic accident in New York City, light rain in Chicago or it's simply Tuesday in Los Angeles. It's safe to say 25.4 turns into 45 minutes in many areas of the country at seven o'clock in the morning.

385 TLC Still Needed for New Axles (September 2014)

A reader asks: I have heard that new axles no longer need a break-in period. True or false?

386 AGMA--American Name, International Association (June 2010)

This letter to the editor from Joe T. Franklin, Jr., president of AGMA, first appeared in the May 2010 issue of Gear Technology.

387 Reducing Electricity Cost through Use of Premium Efficiency Motors (February 2010)

motors with premium efficiency counterparts presents businesses with a significant opportunity to reduce operating costs. A comparison between premium and standard efficiency motors from 0.25 to 10 horsepower is conducted; comparisons of full-load efficiencies are shown, and estimated payback periods are calculated. Methods for calculating the yearly kilowatt-hour consumption and yearly cost savings of premium efficiency motors for this horsepower range are also given. The cost advantages of premium efficiency motors are summarized, and relevant examples of real world cost savings are shown.

388 Safety Elements for Mechanical Torque Limiters (June 2010)

The world of high horsepower drives often calls for mechanical design to be approached from different perspectives. As motors, gearboxes and machines increase in size, power density can become disproportionate from one driveline component to the next, emphasizing the need for more rugged, robust and compact equipment.

389 Development of an Educational Engineering Workshop on Electric Vehicle and Motor Technology (June 2010)

This paper describes the development of an educational program centered on electric motor and electric vehicle technology at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Edgerton Center.

390 The Case for Hollow-Shaft Torque Motors (August 2010)

Permanent-magnet, synchronous-torque motors offer significant advantages on high-energy-consuming and high-dynamic applications.

391 Analyzing Synchronous Belt Failure (October 2009)

If you’re replacing your belts more than once per year, it’s time to analyze your drive. From belt crimping damage to high belt installation tension to sprocket misalignment and adverse environmental conditions, this guide walks you through how to identify the reasons behind premature failure and makes recommendations on corrective and preventive measures.

392 Solar Energy - The Alternative Alternative (October 2009)

While gear and bearing manufacturers engage in a wind energy arms race, the robotic automation industry has its sights set directly on the sun. Solar power—wind energy’s somewhat neglected step brother—has been gaining ground in alternative energy since 2001.

393 Autosave Increases Productivity, Reduces Downtime for Nestle Purina (August 2009)

As automation devices have grown more complex and have incorporated more plant data in their operation, there is an increased need for programming changes to continue smooth operation or improve performance. In environments requiring frequent changes, it is not uncommon for code to be lost or changes overwritten, resulting in increased downtime and decreased productivity

394 Intermetallic Nickel-Titanium Alloys for Oil-Lubricated Bearing Applications (August 2009)

Nitinol 60 (60NiTi), an intermetallic nickel-titanium alloy containing 60 wt % nickel and 40 wt % titanium, is shown to be a promising material for oil-lubricated, rolling and sliding contact applications such as bearings and gears.

395 Axis of Rotation Metrology (August 2009)

In the history of machine tools, spindles have been very good relative to other bearings and structures on the machine. So quality professionals have developed a cache of tools—-ball bars, grid encoders displacement lasers, etc.—-to help them characterize and understand the geometry of the structural loop. But as machine tools have improved in their capability and precision, and the demands of part-geometry and surface finish have become more critical, errors in spindles have become a larger percentage of the total error.

396 Now That Is Product Placement (August 2009)

ABB Robotics gets free advertising via summer blockbuster.

397 Book Review: Design of Permanent-Magnet Brushless Machines (October 2010)

The latest offering by machine design experts J.R. Hendershot and T.J.E. Miller is an 822-page brushless permanent-magnet (PM) machine design book that serves as a worthy follow-up to their 1994 work.

398 IMTS 2010: In 140 Characters or Less (October 2010)

Social media was all the rage at IMTS 2010 in Chicago.

399 Product News (April 2013)

SKF energy-efficient bearings, Bishop Wisecarver guided motion system, Weiss torque rotary table, Mico wireless braking system, Nord worm gear series, and SKF expanded range of couplings.

400 Best Practices for Selecting and Sizing Guide Wheels (October 2011)

How to select a guide wheel with the properties best-suited for a given application to create a system that reduces design costs and engineering changes, and lowers warranty, assembly, installation and mounting costs.

401 Am I Wasting My Time (April 2013)

Reader John Pellegrino looks for advice on his pursuit of a positively engaged continuously variable transmission.

402 As Risk Recedes, Market Rises (April 2013)

The S&P 500 has rallied six percent since our last review...here's analyst Brian Langenberg's take on what's next for the industrial economy.

403 Chasing the Dream (April 2013)

Over the past several weeks, I've had quite an interesting back-and-forth e-mail conversation with John Pellegrino, an engineer, inventor and dreamer whose letter appears on page 8.

404 Radial Play (Internal Clearance in Ball Bearings) (August 2011)

At first glance, ball bearings are relatively simple mechanisms. However, an analysis of their internal geometries reveals that they are quite complex. For example, the ball to raceway conformity, the radial play, and the number of balls all impact the ability of a ball bearing to support loads under a variety of conditions.

405 Exploring All Motor Options (April 2011)

Q&A with Harald Poesch, product marketing manager for servomotors at Siemens Drive Technologies.

406 Medical Pumps with Uncommon Sens(ors) (December 2010)

New generation sensors are improving our quality of life.

407 Urban Mobility--Reinventing the Wheel (December 2010)

Suggesting a bicycle is environmentally friendly is stating the obvious. But the Copenhagen Wheel, unveiled at the 2009 COP15 United Nations Climate Conference, is taking green technology and cycling in a new direction.

408 Opportunities Amidst Crises (February 2011)

Energy-challenged industries--and countries--can benefit from improved motor design and materials.

409 Drive-Based Integrated Safety (February 2011)

While safety functions have been integrated into drives packages for some years now, the current trends are very exciting, from many angles. Today, a full complement of safety functions can be implemented at the front-end of a system design on all types of production machines, including printing, packaging, converting, materials handling and other equipment used throughout American industry.

410 Run Like the Wind - Windpower Conference Heads to Chicago (April 2009)

Wind is the talk of the town. It has become especially relevant to the power transmission community where bearings, gears, couplings, motors and gearboxes are providing the equipment for this thriving alternative energy industry. It comes as no surprise that the Windpower 2009 Conference and Exhibition, arriving in Chicago from May 4–7, will be the largest gathering of wind energy professionals and technologies to date.

411 Lower-Loss Technology for a Stepping Motor (April 2009)

The demand for stepping motors with high efficiency and low losses has been increasing, although the demand had been previously focused on high torque. Also, the selection of the most suitable grade of lamination for improvement in fastening of the laminated cores has reduced losses significantly at their peak, when compared to conventional stepping motors. Lowering the losses of the motor has enabled continuous operation that was previously impossible. An expansion of the stepping motor’s usage into applications where another motor has been used for continuous operation and other uses—due to the heat generation problem—can now be pursued. In addition, these motors are very effective for energy saving. This paper explains the technology used for lowering the iron losses of the stepping motor.

412 Quiet Out There - Global Industrial Outlook (August 2013)

Since our last appearance in this space we've attended the Paris Air Show and met with companies involved in oil production, hydraulic fracturing and wind turbine towers and components. As an investment analyst I am always seeking to help my clients anticipate change in order to manage risk and capture alpha (positive returns relative to market). But as a regular columnist for Power Transmission Engineering, I also seek insights that can help your organization do the same. Here is what we've found...

413 Troubleshooting with Torque Transmission (February 2008)

The issue might be a faulty treadmill at a local gym, the need to update orthopedic surgery equipment or simply a train stuck in neutral at the toy store. Whatever the case may be, viewing e-mails in the marketing department at Torque Transmission is like opening Christmas presents every morning.

414 Improved Fuel and Energy Efficiency Through Optimized Bearing Design and Selection (February 2008)

Today, better fuel economy is a main objective in the automotive development process. It remains top-of-mind with the auto industry and consumers because of costs and environmental impacts. Because the industry’s average fuel-economy standard is required to increase by 40 percent by 2020, manufacturers and engineers are working to develop fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly and reliable designs for vehicles.

415 Events (February 2008)

The complete Events section from the February 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering, including advance coverage of IFPE 2008.

416 Parker Sorts 76,800 Bottles of Beer an Hour (April 2008)

There may be 99 bottles of beer on the wall, as the song suggests, but it is no longer necessary to take one down and pass it around.

417 Motion Drive and Automation at Hannover 2013 (April 2013)

Power Transmission and control companies will be on hand during Hannover Messe 2013 to display the latest technology offerings in key product categories including roller bearings, gear wheels, pumps, motors, transmissions, drive system components, clutches and braking systems.

418 DC Motor Protection (June 2013)

The purpose of DC motor protection is to extend a motor's lifespan by protecting it from conditions that can damage the motor's windings--both electrically and mechanically.

419 Global Industrial Outlook - Sideways (June 2013)

We have just returned from the Electrical Products Group Conference in Sarasota, Florida. This is our favorite venue because it allows us to speak with the CEOs of nearly 25 global industrial companies that include General Electric, United Technologies, Honeywell, ABB and Emerson, with combined revenue of perhaps $500 billion.

420 You Go, Goldie Girl (June 2013)

New doll and toy set geared for inspiring young engineering misses -- not misters.

421 Flexible Options with Flexible Shafts (August 2013)

You need to transmit a rotary motion where no straight line is possible. Or, you need to allow for some uncontrollable misalignment. How about transmission taking place between moving components? What if you need to control something in hazardous locations where you cannot directly handle the application, such as high-temperature environments, under hazardous conditions or in clean room applications? Functionally designed flexible shafts can meet all these challenges.

422 Power Loss and Axial Load Carrying Capacity of Radial Cylindrical Roller Bearings (June 2013)

This paper is intended to enlarge the application range of radial cylindrical roller bearings by means of a more precise determination of thrust load capacity and more cost-effective design.

423 Bearing Repair Provides Valuable Alternative To Bearing Replacement for Heavy Industries (August 2008)

When a bearing is damaged, it is often removed from service and replaced before it reaches its full, useful and economical life. Advancements in bearing design, materials, bearing maintenance and repair methods have greatly improved the potential for and popularity of bearing repair as an effective way to extend the life of the bearing.

424 Thermal Power Helps Plumb Ocean Depths (October 2008)

The ocean is full of secrets. Knowledge of its movement can help scientists and researchers predict when there’s going to be a drought in California, excessive rainfall on the East Coast or when crops might not make it through a season in Africa.

425 With Electric Motors, Size Indeed Matters (February 2009)

In this paper, Edward Hage, founder of specAmotor.com, an online motor calculation and selection tool, focuses on the overheating of electric motors. Presented here is a calculation method with which the temperature and heat development of a direct current (DC) motor and a brushless motor can be predicted accurately.

426 Events (February 2009)

Advance coverage of the AM Expo/ATX South show at the Charlotte Convention Center, plut our complete technical calendar from February 2009.

427 Who Needs a Social Life When You Can Mine the Moon (February 2009)

Dust, soil broken rock and other related materials that blanket planetary surfaces—known as regolith—have great potential to contribute to space observation research, but the physical properties of lunar regolith are unique and very difficult to excavate from a technical perspective. A group of students at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, dubbed the Lunar Miners, decided to step up to the plate—that is, by entering the 2008 NASA Regolith Excavation Challenge.

428 Beyond the Quick Fix - Supply Chain Software (April 2009)

In order for a company to be as efficient as possible, production, inventory and distribution components must be a top priority. A focused supply chain that gets the right materials to the right places in the allotted time frame encourages repeat business. These are concepts somewhat overlooked by many business executives in today’s economy.

429 Power With Precision (February 2009)

Can direct drive technology improve your bottom line? Manufacturers relying upon drive systems in their production process have long sought ways to improve gearbox efficiency. While a gearbox-driven system has been the mainstay for manufacturers, it has also been, among other things, the source of frequent breakdowns, expensive line stoppages and increasingly costly maintenance.

430 Beauty in Algorithms (December 2008)

It took the introduction of fractals and chaos theory to get Bruce Shapiro interested in motion control.

431 Music in Motion (December 2008)

Woodworking process gets much needed upgrade for guitar manufacturer.

432 BSA is the Forum that Keeps Bearing Companies Rolling (December 2008)

In today’s increasingly competitive global economy, industries and the companies that serve them are always looking for an edge. Price and quality being routinely accepted as a given, businesses—large and small—are always looking for a little help. For the worldwide bearing industry, that help exists in the form of the Bearing Specialists of America (BSA).

433 Selection and Performance Criteria for Power Transmission Couplings, Part II (December 2008)

Part I of this article appeared in the October 2008 issue. It provided an overview and general classifi cations of power transmission couplings, along with selection and performance criteria for rigid couplings and misalignment-compensating couplings. Part II continues the discussion with selection and performance criteria for torsionally flexible and combination-purpose couplings.

434 Events (December 2008)

Coverage of the AHR expo, plus the complete technical calendar from the December 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

435 Often Overlooked, Lubricants Can Help Lower Energy Consumption (December 2011)

It is a simple fact: better lubrication can lead to dramatic energy savings and an improved bottom line. This ought to interest any plant manager who is looking for ways to reduce operating costs, and it is especially significant at a time when stricter government regulations are in direct contradiction to reducing costs. Lubrication reliability is the solution; this article will describe how manufacturing plants can use “lubrication reliability best-practices” to reduce their energy consumption, emissions and operating costs—all at the same time.

436 Application of Ceramics to NU-Type Cylindrical Roller Bearings for Machine Tool Main Spindles (December 2011)

Bearings used to support main spindles on machine tools must be capable of higher speed and greater rigidity. This is true in that any main spindle that turns together with a tool or work piece mounted onto it is one of the critical machine tool components that directly affects machining efficiency and accuracy of the machine tool; and, the bearings that support the main spindle are the most critical machine elements on the machine tool.

437 Lower Service Life Plus Less Waste Equals Lower Cost (April 2014)

Bearings that show wear may not always need to be replaced. Depending on the degree and type of wear, they may be candidates for reconditioning, a process that restores bearings to like-new specifications and performance - at an average 50 to 60 percent of the cost of replacement.

438 Train to Maintain (April 2014)

Is industrial maintenance another lost art, or is there hope that we can train the next generation of maintenance professionals?

439 The Step Motor (April 2014)

Step motors come in many sizes and shapes. But they all share one item in common - each step motor type moves in discrete-degree steps. They react to a series of voltage pulses supplied by their basic controller, known as an "indexer." The step motor was the first to accept digital pulses, then move or rotate a prescribed amount without any feedback device. All step motors are position devices without the need to use any feedback devices. They operate primarily in an open-loop control scheme.

440 PT Extras (August 2014)

See the latest videos online at powertransmission.com, including an overview of mounted bearing technology from Baldor-Dodge.

441 Dude - Where's My Preload (August 2014)

Many of us have been there; the bearings had the correct preload. You know it, you were there, and you personally saw the measurements. Now, the testing is done and the preload is gone. Not a little gone, not sort of gone - gone, gone. Finger pointing ensues. Suppliers are dragged in by their wrinkly Polo collars. You know the drill. Losing preload in a tapered roller bearing (TRB) system over the life of your application can be a troublesome problem, particularly for gear sets that are prone to noise or severe applications that rely on a very rigid and stable system.

442 Solar Power Turns a Corner (April 2014)

According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), photovoltaic (PV) installations increased 41 percent from 2012 to 2013. Additionally, 410 MW of concentrated solar power came online in 2013. Solar was the second-largest source of new electricity generating capacity in the United States.

443 Global Industrial Outlook (March 2014)

Fourth quarter results were above expectations for most U.S. machinery companies, including significant revenue beats at Cummins, Caterpillar, Oshkosh Corp and PACCAR with strong North American truck demand, improving construction equipment markets and general stability elsewhere.

444 Lubrication and Seals Product Showcase (June 2014)

The following news items offer the latest on lubrication and seal technology in the power transmission market. From bearing greases to high-performance seals, these products will help extend the service life and manufacturing capabilities for a wide range of industrial sectors.

445 Brushless PM-Motors Speed Ahead (June 2014)

There are more brushless PM motors being made every day. These brushless PM motors are smaller in size -- i.e., less than 50 watts in power output found in hard-disk drives, CD and DVD players and many portable medical devices. Servo systems with brushless PM motors ranging from 50 watts to 50 kilowatts are now challenging the larger electric motor applications. A few manufacturers have pushed brushless PM motors above 200 kW.

446 Good Purchasing Personnel Are a Priceless Investment (March 2014)

Seems simple enough doesn't it? It is most decidedly not. Indeed, one can make the case that--aside from uppermost management (or ownership)-- no one else in a heavy/high-tech manufacturing concern has more ownership of the company's everyday needs and necessities than the purchasing department.

447 Engineering Showcase 2014 (March 2014)

We are pleased to present our first annual Engineering Showcase, a celebration of some of the leading products and companies in mechanical power transmission. In the pages that follow, you’ll find examples of engineering excellence and technological know-how in the field of gears, drives, couplings, machine parts and other mechanical components.

448 Das (Human) Kapital (August 2014)

Columnist Brian Langenberg provides a current outlook update, key findings from a recent energy sector conference, and takes another look at education and employment.

449 Value Added at MDA, IANA and IMTS (September 2014)

What was once targeted specifically toward the machine tool and metalworking industries, IMTS 2014 in Chicago spent a great deal of time and resources on automation, controls, mechanical components, self-diagnostics and an increase in productivity on the shop floor.

450 Engineering Extravaganza (March 2015)

This issue we present our Hannover Fair preview. As most of you know, Hannover is one of the biggest trade shows on Earth, and by far the largest that includes a significant focus on mechanical power transmission components.

451 Maximizing Your Power Transmission (Engineering) (February 2015)

Engineers are often challenged with the seemingly impossible task of doing more with less. Customers want more power transmitted in a smaller space, they want more efficient designs, and, of course, they want to spend less money. So engineers are always looking for ways to squeeze the most out of their mechanical systems. They’re constantly working to maximize power density, increase energy efficiency and reduce costs to meet their customers’ needs.

452 Diagnosing the Health of Medical Motors (March 2015)

John Morehead, national sales manager of Crouzet Motors (Vista, CA), was bunkered down in his office in Palatine, IL surrounded at all points by ankle-deep snow from an unfortunately terrible Chicago’s winter night.

453 Girls Love Science (April 2015)

Hi. My name is Renee. I’m 12. You might remember me from about a year ago, when my dad wrote about me and the home-made motor project we did together (“Make the Connection,” February 2014).

454 Whats In a Meme (April 2015)

Rosetta Mission mixes with Maxon, Kim K for one unforgettable photo

455 The Science Fiction Addiction (February 2015)

It seems preposterous in the whimsical, wireless world of today, but in 1977 cinema’s greatest visioneers came together and decided the pinnacle of robotic technology in the future would be a motorized trash can.

456 Desktop Engineering - How to Calculate Dynamic and Static Load Ratings (February 2015)

When comparing bearing suppliers, engineers are often left with few options other than to compare dynamic load ratings and corresponding life calculations. Of course, we can look at steel and manufacturing quality; but if we are comparing sources of similar quality, those items may not provide a large contrast. It often surprises people to learn that bearing capacities are calculated values, not tested values. Lately, however, a trend is emerging for bearing suppliers to increase their ratings for higher performance bearings that have premium features such as higher quality steel and specilaized heat treatment. Bearing companies are under intense competitive pressure to make every feature add to the dynamic capacity of their bearings because it is very well understood that an increase in capacity adds to the bottom line.

457 The American Industrial Renaissance (December 2014)

At SKF, we believe in the longterm development of the U.S. industrial economy. The reindustrialization is supported by a strong university-based research network, a competitive workforce and energy supply from domestic energy resources. However, there are still challenges, particularly regarding the availability of skilled labor. Business, education and governments have a responsibility to work together to ensure this is not the bottleneck in U.S. industrial development. I am particularly pleased with and support the work the National Association of Manufacturers is doing in this area.

458 Global Industrial Outlook: Houston, We Have a Problem (December 2014)

With two armed conflicts underway impacting economic performance in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, we continue our investment stance of “Buy on the Sound of Cannons — Selectively” — but readers of Power Transmission Engineering should not be sanguine. Geopolitics is beginning to exert significant pressure on several end markets: I specifically refer to oil price. West Texas Intermediate or WTI has dropped from its $95-105 trading range in late spring to about $75 — about a (25%) drop despite wo ongoing conflicts because of excess supply.

459 Motors and Motion Meet in St. Louis (December 2014)

The motors might be small, but the big-brain technology driving these electrical wonders was on full display at the 2014 Small Motor & Motion Association Fall Technical Conference, convened November 4-6 in St. Louis, MO. SMMA, the manufacturing trade association (120 members strong) that tends to the best interests of the electric motor and motion control industries — including manufacturers, suppliers, users, consultants and universities — played gracious host to a wide array of presenters from an equally diverse range of sources — from academia to the federal government. Like gears, motors are most everywhere, as evidenced by SMMA’s membership (consumer-, public interest-, national defense- and commercial-oriented) demographic which includes: appliance; transportation; medical equipment; office automation and computers; aerospace; and industrial automation. The association’s mission: To “serve as the principal voice of the electric motors and drives industry” and to provide a forum to “develop, collect and disseminate technical and management knowledge.”

460 A Quasar Ride to Automate 2015 (February 2015)

Bill Walton – a 7 foot tall anomaly from the annals of basketball history who wears tie-dye shirts, listens to the Grateful Dead and, according to his own outlandish proclamations, hasn’t taken an indoor shower in 35 years – is well-known for looking at average accomplishmentsand being overcome with extreme fits of emotion.

461 Make the Connection (February 2014)

Recently I had a disturbing conversation with a colleague here at the office. During the conversation, it became clear to me that my co-worker -- a really intelligent guy whom I respect a lot -- had no idea how even the most simple electric motor works.

462 PT Extras (February 2014)

PTE Video from SKF, LinkedIn contribution from Dassault Systemes, Twitter updates on IFPE 2014 and a shout-out to the Gear Technology blog.

463 Robots Go Where Even Heroes Fear to Tread (August 2012)

The DARPA Robotics Challenge is creating first-response robots capable of going where the danger is.

464 Braking Toward the Future (August 2012)

In the past decade, electrohydraulic braking systems--including ABS and traction control--have grown increasingly popular, due largely to the vehicle design flexibility and performance advantages they offer. The industry has seen several other instances of intelligent machine controls, unrelated to braking, over the years as well. But what all of these technologies have typically had in common is that they’ve existed as standalone, point-to-point functions that have not been integrated together. The present and future of braking is all about taking the next logical step--getting fully connected and finding ways to embed intelligence throughout a machine.

465 The Skating Life (October 2012)

SMB Bearing Offers Unique Solutions for NorthwoodsFB finger-size skateboards.

466 All About the Cliff (December 2012)

Brian K. Langenberg explains what's likely to happen in the economy over the coming months.

467 Designing Drive Systems for Low-Web-Speed Applications (December 2012)

This paper will look at the solutions that current drive and motor technology can offer in not only improving tension control but also solving several other issues that are inherent to systems with high ratio gearing.

468 Industrial Reality Check for Chicken Little: The Sky is NOT Falling (August 2012)

Columnist Brian K. Langenberg surveys the industrial economic landscape to let you know what is up, what is down, and what is coming next.

469 Green Days - Hannover Messe 2012 (June 2012)

Hannover Messe 2012 generated enough buzz that the 5,000 exhibitors “will have their work cut out for them,” according to Dr. Wolfram von Fritsch, chairman of the managing board of Deutsche Messe. “Green technologies are a viable business model with the power to drive growth around the world.

470 Electric Automation Trends Discovered at SPS-IPC Drives 2011 (December 2011)

SPS-IPC Drives 2011, which took place in Nuremburg, Germany in November, covered all components down to complete systems and integrated solutions in the electric automation industry.

471 Compact Loaders for Compact Spaces (February 2012)

Compact loaders are employed where large machines have no access or are over dimensioned. New hydrostatic drives from ZF meet the demanding needs of this market.

472 Hydraulics & Pneumatics Assessment (April 2012)

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is an organization consisting of manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and educators working together to strengthen the fluid power market. Its mission is to serve as a forum where all fluid power channel partners can advance fluid power technology and successfully compete in the global industrial market.

473 Predictive Motor Maintenance (PdM): Use it or Lose it (Money) (June 2012)

Regardless of where you do business, when discussing, analyzing or worrying about “The Economy” these days, you’re not thinking Main Street - you’re thinking global. With that stipulation, it is also accepted wisdom that quality products and sharp pencils are not enough to be and remain competitive. Accordingly, everyone is looking for an edge, an advantage, in order to beat back - or at least keep up with - the competition.

474 Considering the Mechanical Aspects of ATEX (December 2012)

For the past 30 years or more, designers have paid due diligence to the electrical aspect of hazardous atmosphere equipment design, but have often ignored the mechanical side. In recent years, the mechanical aspects of ATEX design have increasingly come to light. Not only do electrical power transmission products, but also mechanical power transmission products need to comply with the ATEX directive.

475 Motion, Drive and Automation at Hannover Messe 2013 (February 2013)

Power transmission and motion control companies will be on-hand during Hannover Messe 2013 to display the latest technology offerings in key product categories including roller bearings, gears, pumps, motors, transmissions, drive system components, clutches and braking systems.

476 PT Extras (December 2013)

Video from Maxon Motors, Hannover Messe on our LinkedIn page and the NFPA annual conference on our Facebook page.

477 The Efficient Drive System (December 2013)

It's a fact that drive systems wouldn't function properly or efficiently without couplings. They quietly go about their business of transferring motion from one drive element to the next. In the PT market today, couplings have the unique challenge of satisfying a variety of customer needs including tighter tolerances, higher speeds and a more versatile selection process.

478 How To Use a Hand-Held Micrometer to Measure Miniature and Instrument Ball Bearings (December 2013)

For the most accurate measurements, miniature and instrument ball bearing dimensions should be measured with a calibrated air gauge. A good second option is a calibrated optical comparator. On occasion, it may be necessary to use a calibrated, hand-held micrometer to double-check a measurement or for simple verification while working in the field.

479 Inexpensive Methods to Measure the Performance Characteristics of a Linear Motion Device (December 2013)

This article describes a series of tests that can be performed by the average user, with little experience, and without sophisticated measuring instruments, to quickly determine the most important performance characteristics of linear motion systems.

480 A Focus on the Future at Pack Expo 2013 (October 2013)

More than 27,000 packaging and processing professionals attended Pack Expo 2013 in Las Vegas from September 23–25. In addition to launching new products, creating brand awareness, achieving sustainability goals and generating new business contacts, Pack Expo was an opportunity to engage the next generation of workers in packaging, robotics and processing applications.

481 Microstepping Tutorial (October 2013)

This article describes the challenges involved in designing and implementing microstepping systems.

482 Brush DC Motor Runs Along (August 2013)

Everything started in 1800 when Volta developed the first DC battery. Faraday used the DC battery to develop the first electric motor. It used brushes to transfer the battery voltage and current to the rotating disk rotor. This was in mid-1831. Thus was born the brush DC motor.

483 PT Extras (October 2013)

Online features this issue include the PTE Buyers Guide, a new video from Groschopp, plus the latest discussions on our LinkedIn page.

484 Buying In to Commodity Buyers (October 2013)

The challenge facing OEM procurement organizations is that the organizations themselves need improving before they can be proficient in a cost reduction program.

485 Grease Lubrication Mechanisms in Rolling Bearing Systems (October 2013)

Grease lubrication has clear advantages over oil lubrication: Grease does not leak easily; it has sealing properties; and it protects bearing surfaces from corrosion. Its disadvantages are grease-life limitations and a limited cooling ability. Moreover, in some applications there is a risk of grease starvation, which leads to reduced lubricating films. However, if the right grease, sealing system and/or lubrication system are chosen, then grease lubrication offers clear benefits. This article summarizes aspects of grease lubrication mechanisms in rolling bearings.

486 Servo Motor Performance at Stepper Motor Prices (April 2015)

Enhancing production with — and for — less is the standing order in today’s manufacturing world. Speeding up production while at the same time looking for ways, to cut, for example, energy costs, is a tricky equation with no single answer; where and how management goes about achieving that can take several paths.

News Items About GE

1 GETRAG Changes Management (November 11, 2009)
The shareholders and advisory board of GETRAG Group appointed Mihir Kotecha, CEO of GETRAG FORD Transmissions GmbH, as CEO of GETRAG Grou...

2 GE Forms Gear Venture with Chinese Partner (August 27, 2009)
GE Drivetrain Technolgies, a unit of GE Transportation, has formed a joint venture company with Chongqing XinXing Fengneng Investment Co....

3 Getrag Combines 14 Companies Under Corporate Umbrella (April 5, 2006)
The Getrag Corporate Group will combine its 14 individual companies in the GETRAG Group and GETRAG Ford Transmissions in transmission sys...

4 KISSsoft and Geartech Jointly Develop New Software Program (January 19, 2006)
KISSsoft AG and GEARTECH Software are pleased to announce the introduction of a new and updated version of GEARCALC, a gear design pro...

5 GE Energy Partners with Chinese Co. To Develop Wind Turbine Gearboxes (April 22, 2006)
GE Energy and Nanjing High Speed & Accurate Gear Company (NGC) have agreed to jointly develop gearboxes for GE's 1.5-megawatt wind tu...

6 IMS Unveils Low Noise Planetary Gear Drives (February 13, 2008)
New Product Release IMS GEAR Planetary Gears Inc has recently completed the development and introduction of a new line of low noise ge...

7 Kluber Lubrication Offers Fully-Synthetic Oil for Rail Gearboxes (June 21, 2018)
Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, offers Klübersynth GE 4 80 W 140, a fully synthetic hig...

8 Pittman Motors BGE Series Servo Motor Controllers Offer Four-Quadrant Digital Speed Control for DC Motors (October 1, 2015)
Pittman Motors recently introduced the BGE Series of Servo Motor Controllers, a family of compact four-quadrant positioning motion contro...

9 GE and SEW-Eurodrive Partner on Automation Portfolio (May 1, 2018)
Customers of GE Power’s Automation and Controls business and SEW-Eurodrive will soon be able to benefit from each other’s b...

10 GE Oil and Gas to Acquire Allen Gears (December 12, 2013)
Expanding its presence in the industrial gears sector, GE Oil & Gas, recently announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Allen G...

11 Timken Approved for Bearing Repair on GE’s CF34-3 Aircraft (April 12, 2006)
The Timken Co. announced that its aerospace aftermarket solutions subsidiary, Bearing Inspection, has been named by GE Aircraft Engines a...

12 Siemens Launches Geared Motor Series (January 22, 2013)
The new SIMOGEAR geared motor series encompasses an intricately stepped line of geared motors. Optimally designed for conveyor applicatio...

13 Regal-Beloit Acquires GE Motor and Capacitor Operations (December 16, 2003)
Regal-Beloit Corp. announced a definitive agreement with GE Consumer and Industrial for their HVAC/Refrigeration Motor and Capacitor oper...

14 GE Power Conversion Partners with Sulzer for Parts, Services, and Equipment (December 12, 2018)
In a move to increase services, parts and new equipment availability, minimize repair times, and reduce downtime, GE Power Conversion has...

15 Bosch and Getrag Collaborate on Hybride Systems with Dual Clutch Transmissions (April 5, 2006)
GETRAG and Bosch signed a cooperative agreement covering the development and marketing of parallel hybrid systems in conjunction with dua...

16 Kollmorgen and ABDG Deliver Defense Solutions (July 22, 2011)
Kollmorgen Corporation has retained American Business Development Group (ABDG) to help bring the company's new Power Generation Syste...

17 Kollmorgen to Discuss Motion Control Family at Pack Expo (August 10, 2011)
Kollmorgen will be on hand to discuss its family of motion systems and components, and co-engineering services at the Converting & Pa...

18 Baldor Offers ABB Motors and Generators (July 20, 2011)
Baldor Electric Company, a Fort Smith, Arkansas‐based manufacturer of energy-saving industrial electric motors, drives, mechanical ...

19 Oerlikon Fairfield Drives Provide Improved Energy Management (July 22, 2011)
Oerlikon Fairfield electric drives provide mobile equipment manufacturers with options for improved energy management. These include the ...

20 Stafford Collars Incorporate Wide Range of Features (May 18, 2011)
Custom manufactured hinged shaft and pipe clamping collars that can incorporate a wide range of bore modifications, face and O.D. treatme...

21 Fozo Named Operations Manager at South Bend Gear (August 9, 2011)
Doug Fozo has been named operations manager for South Bend Gear, a new joint venture of Schafer Gear Works, Inc. with headquarters in Sou...

22 Edge Welded Bellows Get Web Treatment (May 26, 2011)
BellowsTech, LLC has launched a new web page focused entirely on the edge welded bellows technology process used to manufacture edge weld...

23 ABB Gear Motor Packages Create Custom System (July 25, 2011)
ABB Robotics, a supplier of industrial robots, is introducing standardized packages of its well-proven motor and gear units to allow inte...

24 Aerotech Rotary Stages Employ Precision-Machined Parts (July 26, 2011)
Aerotech's APR series rotary stages employ precision-machined and ground stage parts coupled with high-precision angular contact bear...

25 QBC Releases Four-Bolt Flange Mounting Blocks (July 11, 2011)
Quality Bearings and Components (QBC) recently announced a new line of standard duty four-bolt flange mounting blocks that have...

26 Mico and Haldex Collaborate on Accumulator Charge Valve and Gear Pump (June 24, 2011)
Mico, Incorporated recently announced a collaboration with Haldex Hydraulics Corporation to offer an integrated accumulator charge valve ...

27 Baldor Enhances Same-Day Gearbox Assembly Operations (June 17, 2011)
Baldor has enhanced its fast turnaround gearbox assembly operation, which now has access to a large extensively-equipped machine shop, to...

28 Weg Supplies Drive Systems for Algerian Water Project (June 6, 2011)
Weg is a key supplier of inverter drive systems and soft starters to the Spanish consortium that is constructing the Tlemcem-Honaine desa...

29 AAC Gel Mounts Isolate Vibration (June 2, 2011)
A new series of silicone gel mounts from Advanced Antivibration Components (AAC) are highly effective for isolating electronic equipment....

30 Maxon Modifies EC16 Gearmotor (June 27, 2011)
Maxon's EC16 brushless DC servo gearmotor has had a number of modifications and improvements. The most obvious changes are ...

31 Kollmorgen Appoints Marketing Positions (July 1, 2011)
Kollmorgen announces that Udo Panenka has been named vice president marketing, Kollmorgen Industrial Automation, Global. Panenka pre...

32 R+W Updates Range of Line Shaft Couplings (December 28, 2011)
One of the key competencies of R+W, a German based manufacturer of flexible couplings and torque limiters for high speed and high precisi...

33 Kollmorgen Introduces HMI Panels (December 27, 2011)
Kollmorgen introduces keypad versions of its AKI Series HMI Panels. AKI series keypad visualization solutions help maintain screen clarit...

34 Timken Agrees to Purchase Philadelphia Gear (May 27, 2011)
The Timken Company, located in Canton, Ohio, has announced plans to purchase Philadelphia Gear Corp. for $200 million. Based in King...

35 Forest City Gear Expands Machine Capabilities (August 10, 2011)
Forest City Gear has acquired three Haas turning centers to improve the throughput at its gearmaking facility.  The company has made...

36 Wittenstein Adds SUMO Sizes to Gearbox Line (July 19, 2011)
Wittenstein has enhanced the range of hypoid planetary gearboxes with the addition of new SUMO sizes to ensure maximum productiv...

37 Haydon Kerk Releases Linear Actuator Package (August 19, 2011)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a manufacturer of linear motion products, has released a new version of its popular 36 mm G4 linear actuato...

38 Mitrpak Gear Drives Meet Indexing Requirements (November 9, 2011)
A full line of right angle gearboxes that are designed for conveying, manufacturing, packaging, and process applications that require pre...

39 ITAMCO Adds Large Grinder to its High-Performance Gear Capabilities (December 20, 2011)
Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) has integrated a Niles ZP 40 gear grinder into its gearing capabilities. The ZP 4...

40 Altra Acquires Bauer Gear Motor (November 7, 2011)
Altra Industrial Motion recently acquired Bauer Gear Motor, a privately-held company headquartered in Esslingen, Germany. Bauer is a Euro...

41 Gearbox Express to Open Doors Early 2012 (November 7, 2011)
Three power transmission and wind energy veterans have banded together to create Gearbox Express, an independent business focusing on the...

42 Adcole Updates Camshaft Gage (October 27, 2011)
An upgraded submicron accuracy, end-of-line camshaft inspection gage that provides high speed production monitoring of up to 200 parts-pe...

43 Romax Introduces Gearbox Concept Analysis (November 9, 2011)
Romax Technology recently announced the availability of release R14.0 of the precision bearing, gearbox and driveline simulation and anal...

44 Portescap Offers Low Voltage Servo Drive (November 17, 2011)
Portescap's LVD is a high-performance low-voltage servo drive, designed to support small and large brushed DC or brushless motors. Pa...

45 Metal Bellow Coupling Offers Standard Flange Connection (December 5, 2011)
Jakob Antriebstechnik is developing a metal bellow coupling with a standardized flange connection. For many years metal bellow couplings ...

46 Boston Gear and Bauer Gear Motor Introduce Series 2000 Line (December 2, 2011)
Boston Gear and Bauer Gear Motor, two Altra Industrial Motion brands, have combined their gearing expertise to offer the new Series 2000 ...

47 Nook Electric Cylinders Deliver Rugged Actuation (November 29, 2011)
Nook Industries Electric Cylinder series is ruggedly designed and intended for use in harsh/dirty industrial applications as it features ...

48 Linear Actuator Offers Integrated Package (November 23, 2011)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has introduced the Haydon RoHS compliant IDEA Size 23 Non-captive Linear Actuator. The Idea Size 23 linear a...

49 Bison Gear Recognized by WorkforceChicago (October 21, 2011)
Bison Gear and Engineering Corp., a manufacturer of electric motors and gearmotors, was honored for its exemplary commitment to its ...

50 Nord Supplies Gearmotors for Solar Thermal Project (October 11, 2011)
Solar thermal installations built around a central tower have long been limited to mere tech demonstrations and R&D facilities, until...

51 Ogura Offers Spring-Engaged Clutches (August 22, 2011)
Ogura's SMC spring-engaged clutches engage any time power is released. When the clutch is disengaged, a magnetic coil pulls back...

52 Wroblewski Joins Schafer Gear Works (September 1, 2011)
Melanie Wroblewski has joined Schafer Gear Works, Inc. as senior staff accountant in the company's South Bend office. Wroblewski will...

53 SDP Helical Gear Drives Offer Feature Base or Panel Mount Design (August 19, 2011)
A new series of right angle helical gear drives from Stock Drive Products (SDP), an ISO 9001:2000 registered manufacturer, feature b...

54 Zero-Max Gear Drives Provide Directional Motion Change (December 14, 2011)
Motion system designers looking for a smooth operating, quiet right angle gear drive might consider Zero-Max Crown gear drives. They feat...

55 Romax Awarded GL Gearbox Design Assessment (August 17, 2011)
Romax Technology has been awarded the GL Renewables (GL) A-Design Assessment for its new range of WT2000 licensed 2 MW gearboxes. Achievi...

56 KISSsoft Offers Gearbox Variant Calculations (September 1, 2011)
With KISSsys, gearbox variants can now be calculated very efficiently (module KS1). In contrast to the GPK-models, where within the fixed...

57 Maxon Power Package Includes Gear and Encoder Options (September 22, 2011)
Maxon Motor's newly designed 70 Watt flat brushless motor delivers a max. continuous torque of 130 mNm at an efficiency of up to 85 p...

58 ZF Opens First U.S. Plant for Wind Turbine Gearboxes (October 4, 2011)
ZF Friedrichshafen AG has opened a plant for the production of wind turbine gearboxes in Gainesville near Atlanta, Georgia. As of 2012, t...

59 Aerotech Linear Stages Offer Repeatability and Accuracy (September 30, 2011)
The MPS50SL miniature linear positioning stage is suitable for the confines of the laboratory while retaining the high reliability r...

60 Clutch Offers Performance Advantages for Marine Applications (September 23, 2011)
Industrial Clutch, located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, has introduced the Model HC/CH clutch designed for use in marine applications includin...

61 Bison Gear Opens On-Site Health Clinic (September 22, 2011)
An on-site medical and wellness clinic was made available to the associates of Bison Gear & Engineering Corp., as well as their ...

62 Misumi Positioning Stages Offer Practical Solutions (August 12, 2011)
Misumi USA, Inc. reports that electronic product manufacturers have found a wide range of applications for the company's low-cost sta...

63 DC Gearmotor Offers Compact Solution (April 8, 2011)
Crouzet North America has introduced the 801 Series Brushless DC Gearmotor with integrated gearbox and electronics. The new all-in-one so...

64 Romax Appoints Business Development Manager for Hybrid Technology (June 15, 2010)
Romax Technology recently recruited a new business development manager to manage Romax's hybrid and electric vehicle consultancy.&nbs...

65 Chroma Welcomes Maintenance Manager/Process Engineer (July 5, 2010)
Ken Janke has joined the Chroma family in the position of maintenance manager/process engineer. Ken has over 30 years of experience in ...

66 Bonfiglioli Yaw and Pitch Drives Power German Offshore Wind Farm (June 9, 2010)
Germany's first offshore wind farm, Alpha Ventus, features yaw and pitch drives from the Bonfiglioli Group. The wind farm feature...

67 Shaoguan Hongda Gear Co Purchases Turnkey Nitriding System (June 7, 2010)
Nitrex Metal Inc. received an order from Shaoguan Hongda Gear Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of transmission components, for a turnkey ...

68 Coupling Design Allows Simple Radial Exchange (June 2, 2010)
The Centaflex Series AR rubber-in-compression flexible coupling incorporates a patented split through one of the axial aluminum inserts, ...

69 Universal Voltage Alert Certified for Hazardous Areas (July 13, 2010)
The UPA-130 series Universal Voltage Alert from Marsh Bellofram Corporation has achieved hazardous area certifications (Class 1, Division...

70 Encoder Ready DC Motors Feature Planetary Gearboxes (July 15, 2010)
Nidal Copal's HG16 series is a RoHS compatible DC motor with planetary gearbox. The 0.63 inch OD (16 mm) DC motor has two axial lengt...

71 Adams Company Invests in Gear Measurement System (October 7, 2010)
The Adams Company, a custom manufacturer of bevel, helical, spur, worm gears and shafts, are continuing to acquire the latest equipm...

72 Wittenstein Offers Gearbox for Harsh Environments (September 29, 2010)
When environmental conditions demand a higher level of protection, the alpha SG stainless steel gearbox from Wittenstein offers a solutio...

73 Bison Gear Acquires Von Weise of Canada (August 5, 2010)
The brushless DC electric motor business of Von Weise of Canada Company was acquired by Bison Gear and Engineering Corp. The product line...

74 Crouzet Expands BLDC Power Range (July 28, 2010)
A line of high-performance, geared BLDC motors (pictured) is available with a complete tool kit of selectable gearboxes, controllers, bra...

75 SCHUNK Offers New Sealed DRG Two-Finger Radial Gripper (June 1, 2010)
The new DRG Two-Finger Radial Gripper from SCHUNK is utilized for difficult handling tasks. The gripper is used in dirty working environm...

76 Next-Gen Piezo Motor Matches Stepper's Low Voltage Operation (May 28, 2010)
New Scale Technologies Inc. released the Squiggle RV reduced voltage linear drive system that consists of a SQL-RV-1.8-6-12 Squiggle moto...

77 Cleveland Gear Broadens Product Offerings (April 8, 2010)
A line of shaft mount reducers and accessories is available now from Cleveland Gear Company, including tapered bushing kits, belt guards,...

78 Kollmorgen Establishes Aftermarket Service Agreement (April 12, 2010)
FSIP, a provider of remanufacturing services for electric vehicle control systems, and Kollmorgen have signed an Aftermarket Service Agre...

79 Proximity Sensor Measures Without Touching Target (April 7, 2010)
The KD-2446 high-precision proximity sensor system from Kaman Precision Products offers lead-free RoHS compliance in a compact DIN packa...

80 100mm AC Electric Motors Offer Power of Larger Motors in Less Volume (April 1, 2010)
In response to customer demand for more power in smaller spaces, Bison Gear and Engineering introduces the 100mm AC motor line offeri...

81 Kollmorgen Drive Delivers Scalable Programmability (March 31, 2010)
The Advanced Kollmorgen Drive (AKD) is Ethernet-based and delivers high performance with flexibility, scalability and power range for mos...

82 Habasit Appoints President of Gearmotor Division (April 15, 2010)
George Rizza joins Habasit America as president of the Gearmotor Division. Rizza previously served as vice president of sales at Nord Gea...

83 Bison Gear Signs National Distribution Agreement (April 23, 2010)
Following a successful two-year period of regional authorized distribution, gearmotor manufacturer Bison Gear and Engineering Corp. has e...

84 Timken Targets Wind with Several Product Introductions at Windpower 2010 (May 27, 2010)
Introducing several new product developments at the Windpower 2010 show in Dallas, The Timken Company is leveraging investments made duri...

85 Industrial Control Shipments Surge First Quarter 2010 (May 17, 2010)
NEMA's Primary Industrial Controls Index climbed 11.7 percent on a quarter-to-quarter basis during the first three months of 2010.The...

86 NEMA Publishes Motor, Generator Standard (May 4, 2010)
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published MG 1-2009 Motors and Generators. MG 1 is the definitive standar...

87 Bodine Redesigns W Model Gearheads (May 3, 2010)
The WX gearhead from Bodine Electric Company is a high-torque gearhead built to provide longer life and higher performance than similar g...

88 NEMA Revises Motors and Generators Standard (October 8, 2010)
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA MG 1-2009, Revision 1-2010 Motors and Generators. The stan...

89 MAG Acquiring Samputensili Gear Hobbing Line (October 11, 2010)
MAG, a manufacturing technology company, has acquired the gear hobbing and chamfering/deburring product line of Samputensili GmbH in Chem...

90 Contact Flange Offers Touch Sensitive Processing (February 24, 2011)
KEBA Corp. an Austrian-based industrial automation products manufacturer, recently announced the launch of the KEBA Active Contact Flange...

91 Equipment Solutions Offers Voice Coil Stage (March 11, 2011)
High speed, high force, sub-micron, > 300 nanometer (1.1811 10-6 in.) positioning resolution, cross roller voice coil stages are self ...

92 Boston Gear Launches Stainless Steel Motors (February 9, 2011)
Boston Gear, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently launched a new line of stainless steel motors which are value engineered for ...

93 PGT Expands Machine Tool Range (January 31, 2011)
Incorporating the brands of Holroyd, Binns & Berry, Crawford Swift, PTG Heavy Industries and Precision Components, PTG has establishe...

94 Kollmorgen's Controller Delivers in Tight Spaces (January 31, 2011)
Kollmorgen recently introduced the CVC600 Vehicle Controller. Just 125 x 50 x 195 mm in size, the CVC600 can fit where other vehicle cont...

95 Two-Axis Linear Stage Simulates Earthquakes (March 30, 2011)
Scientists, with the goal of safer buildings and saving lives, are testing building materials and structural designs in simulations of ma...

96 WEG Announces Executive Management Changes (April 4, 2011)
WEG Electric Corp., a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies, recently announced that David A. Pipes (pictured r...

97 Thomson Bearings Challenge Food Processing Applications (May 2, 2011)
Thomson recently introduced Food Grade FluoroNyliner Bushing Bearings featuring a non-magnetic 303 Stainless Steel corrosion resistant sl...

98 Wittenstein Extends Housed Motors Range (April 29, 2011)
Building on a base of direct drive and extreme motor options, Wittenstein has expanded its housed motor range to include the traditional ...

99 Gear Drive Suitable for Printing, Packaging and Textile Machinery (April 20, 2011)
A new series of hollow-shaft right angle helical gear drives from Sterling Instrument, an ISO 9001:2000+AS9100B registered manufacturer, ...

100 Kollmorgen Stepper Motors Improve Machine Performance (January 5, 2012)
Kollmorgen's POWERMAX II series stepper motors, like most other Kollmorgen stepper motors, are now UL recognized. This enables O...

101 Kollmorgen Releases AKM 8 Motor Series (January 12, 2011)
Kollmorgen introduces AKM 8 servomotors, the latest addition to the company's global, AKM motor series. AKM 8 motors deliver higher t...

102 AutomationDirect Adds Sensors for Food/Beverage Industry (January 6, 2011)
AutomationDirect's new line of food and beverage sensor products includes AC and DC proximity and photoelectric sensors and quick-dis...

103 New Website Launched by Delroyd Worm Gear (October 19, 2010)
Delroyd Worm Gear has launched a new corporate website which provides information about their full product line including helical single,...

104 Excel Gear Launches Gear/Gearbox Optimization Software (October 21, 2010)
Excel-Lent gear/gearbox design and analysis software has been developed by Excel Gear, Inc. and written in Visual Basic.Net. This softwar...

105 Gene Haas Foundation Provides Grant to SME (October 18, 2010)
The Gene Haas Foundation has recently provided a $150,000 grant to the SME Education Foundation to help qualified students interested in ...

106 MTI Announces New Product/Pricing Packages (October 13, 2010)
MTI Systems, a provider of cost estimating solutions for manufacturing, recently announced the release of three new Costimator Produ...

107 Flex-IPC Targets Industrial Automation Operations (October 13, 2010)
HK Automation, a Hoffmann + Krippner company, recently introduced its brand new product line of industrial PCs called flex-IPC. The new l...

108 B&R Adds Planetary Gears to Motor Line (November 5, 2010)
B&R Industrial Automation recently announced the addition of precision planetary gears to its line of synchronous and stepper motors....

109 Whiteside Promoted to Sales Manager at Maxcess (November 8, 2010)
Maxcess International, a provider of engineered components for the web handling industry, recently announced the promotion of Darrell Whi...

110 Nord Geared Motors Crucial for Automatic Sorting System (November 24, 2010)
Specializing in the delivery of express parcels, Chronopost employs more than 3,500 people across the world. The Chilly Mazarin hub, to t...

111 Crouzet Introduces Gearbox Series (November 19, 2010)
Crouzet North America, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies, has recently introduced the new GDR1 and GDR2 Gearbox Series featu...

112 Power Generation System Suited for Heavy-Duty Vehicles (November 16, 2010)
Kollmorgen unveiled its new Power Generation System at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Conference 2010, in September. The Po...

113 Wedge Mounts Designed for Heavy Loads (November 10, 2010)
A new series of four precision wedge mounts from Advanced Antivibration Components (AAC) are designed for precision leveling for hea...

114 Gearboxes Offer Range of Drive Requirements (May 6, 2011)
A line of totally sealed, precision right angle gearboxes that feature robust construction and are maintenance-free for a wide range of d...

115 Gerhard Schubert and Bosch Rexroth Sign Agreement for Packaging Machines (February 7, 2012)
Gerhard Schubert GmbH and Bosch Rexroth AG signed a framework agreement for the next three years. With the agreement, the two companies h...

116 Aerotech Worm Gear Stages Offer Improvements (March 14, 2013)
AGR series motorized rotary stages provide significant improvements in speed, load capacity and long-term positioning performance over pr...

117 C&U Names Strutt Canadian Regional Sales Manager (March 20, 2013)
C&U Americas, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, recently appointed David Strutt as its new regional manager in Cana...

118 Nord Releases Worm Gear Series (March 6, 2013)
Nord Drivesystems now offers a new range of worm gear units in a robust, one-piece UNICASE housing in five sizes with a maximum torque of...

119 Stock Drive Gear Sculpture Illustrates Mechanical Motion (March 5, 2013)
A new kinetic gear sculpture from SDP/SI is designed to illustrate mechanical motion principles at trade shows. It was designed and arran...

120 SKF Expands Range of Couplings (February 28, 2013)
SKF offers an extensive range of standard and customized couplings engineered for high performance and reliability in power transmission...

121 Nord Gear Units Drive Construction Project (March 22, 2013)
In an extremely demanding construction project in the Swiss Alps, at an altitude of around 1,700 meters and almost 600 meters inside a mo...

122 SDP/SI Donates Components to NASA Challenge (March 28, 2013)
Stock Drive Products / Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) recently announced the donation of components to Team SpacePRIDE for the NASA Lunar ...

123 NEMA Gauges Electroindustry Business Confidence (April 25, 2013)
NEMA’s April Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions indicated continued im...

124 ABB Expands Power Range with ACS 2000 Drive (April 24, 2013)
The ACS 2000, ABB’s active front end drive for general purpose applications, is now available with higher power capabilities, up to...

125 WEG Extends Motor Range for Steel Industry (April 23, 2013)
WEG has extended its range of reliable and robust motors for the steel industry. The company now offers a complete roller table motor lin...

126 Maxon Introduces Micro Motor and Gearhead (April 3, 2013)
Maxon Motor introduces the EC4, a 4 mm diameter brushless DC motor and gearhead. The typical issue found with micro drives of this size i...

127 Bauer Offers Bespoke Gear Motor Solutions (February 22, 2013)
For OEMs and design engineers one of the hardest decisions when specifying parts for a new machine is making the choice between bespoke o...

128 Steinmeyer Adds to Rotary Stage Line (February 19, 2013)
Steinmeyer, Inc. recently announced a new addition to its line of precision rotary stages. The DT240 stage is driven by a torque motor fo...

129 Boston Gear Introduces 700 Series Speed Reducers (December 7, 2012)
A new line of Boston Gear 752 size worm gear speed reducers is now available with hollow output shafts in 5.25” center distance. Ou...

130 MPT Offers Power Dense Parallel Gearbox (December 14, 2012)
Master Power Transmission (MPT) provides enclosed parallel and right angle gearboxes for use in many industrial applications including ma...

131 Steinmeyer Releases High Precision Micro Stage (November 15, 2012)
Steinmeyer, Inc. announced a new high precision micro stage, the MT 196LM series. Available in two travel options, of either 100 mm or 20...

132 Applimotion Offers Custom High Torque Gearmotors (November 5, 2012)
Applimotion introduces custom gearmotors for your high torque low speed and low profile applications. The assemblies combine precision ge...

133 Kollmorgen Delivers Components for Electric Motorcycle (November 3, 2012)
VT BOLT, Virginia Tech University’s entry to the 2012 all-electric TTXGP is a 100 percent electric racing motorcycle driven by a l...

134 IMS Research Analyzes Geared Product Shipments (December 27, 2012)
Shipments of precision geared products (gearboxes and geared motors with backlash ratings of less than 20 arcminutes) were nearly 80 perc...

135 Voith Adds Compression Type Coupling to Product Range (December 28, 2012)
Permanent high stress levels and sub-standard components can lead to reduced equipment performance and reliability as a result of wear an...

136 AutomationDirect Introduces SureGear PGA Series (February 13, 2013)
AutomationDirect’s new SureGear PGA series of high-precision servo gear reducers is a suitable choice for applications requiring ac...

137 QA1 Hires Sales Manager of Motorsports (February 5, 2013)
QA1 recently hired Dan Voight as the sales manager of motorsports. Within this role, Voight will work closely with QA1 dealers on product...

138 GAM Gear Announces Two Week Delivery Program (February 1, 2013)
GAM Gear, a manufacturer of precision gear reducers and servo couplings announces a new two week standard delivery program for the PE ser...

139 Siemens Expands Simocode Pro Motor Management System (February 1, 2013)
The Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its Simocode pro motor management system to include a basic unit with a Profinet in...

140 Aerotech Stages Meet Positioning Requirements (May 1, 2013)
Aerotech’s ANT-L-Z crossed-roller, Z-axis, nanopositioning stages combine speed, accuracy, resolution, repeatability, reliability a...

141 NFPA Updates Research Agenda (May 1, 2013)
In August 2009, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) published the Technology Roadmap for the Fluid Power Industry. The purpose of...

142 Hoerbiger Makes Changes to Drive Technology Segment (July 23, 2013)
On July 17, 2013, the board of directors of Hoerbiger Holding AG gave the green light for a generational change at the top executive leve...

143 Gear Expo Preview: Arrow Gear Booth 801 (July 29, 2013)
Arrow Gear will feature an interactive virtual tour which will be displayed on a large TV monitor during Gear Expo. "Visitors to the...

144 GAM Gear Releases Product Brochure (July 16, 2013)
GAM Gear, a manufacturer of precision gear reducers, servo couplings, and linear mounting kits (products designed to simplify mounting to...

145 Maxon Adds Gearheads to GP 32 Series (July 16, 2013)
Maxon motor has added two new gearheads to the already successful GP 32 program. Significant improvements have been made to the single-st...

146 Eriez Names Account Development Manager (July 3, 2013)
Charlie Ingram, Eriez vice president of sales and marketing, announces that Darrell Milton has transferred from the Eriez metals recyclin...

147 Gear Expo Preview: Delta Gear Booth 800 (July 30, 2013)
The Delta family of companies (Delta Gear, Delta Research and Delta Inspection) will be presenting the capabilities of Delta Inspection d...

148 Gear Expo Preview: STD Precision Gear Booth 753 (July 31, 2013)
STD Precision Gear offers a diverse range of capabilities including sawcutting, CNC turning and milling, swiss screw machining, wire and ...

149 Global Distributed Gear Production (August 13, 2013)
Two significant gear producers from different ends of the market in terms of volume have recently invested in additional manufacturing pl...

150 Schafer Appoints Gear Unit Manager (August 9, 2013)
Bipin Doshi, president of Schafer Industries, has announced the appointment of Thomas L. Troyan as manager of the company’s Gear Un...

151 Sumitomo and Hansen Finalize Merger (August 5, 2013)
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA), headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia recently announced today that the company has ente...

152 AutomationDirect and the Boy Scouts Launch New Merit Badge (August 1, 2013)
AutomationDirect.com has teamed up with the Boy Scouts of America to inform and inspire the nation’s youth about programming. The 2...

153 Timken Appoints General Manager of Wind Energy (July 1, 2013)
The Timken Company recently announced the appointment of Bradley K. Baldwin to general manager of wind energy. Baldwin joined Timken in 1...

154 Emerson Coupling Manages Torsional Vibration (June 25, 2013)
The Kop-Flex MAX-C WB hybrid coupling is a new solution for managing torsional vibration in high-performance drivetrains powered by synch...

155 GAM Gear Releases 2013 Catalog (May 15, 2013)
GAM Gear, a manufacturer of gear reducers, servo couplings, and linear mounting products announces the release of the 2013 GAM catalog. F...

156 Ronson Gears Recognized with Enterprise Award (May 17, 2013)
Victorian gear manufacturer Ronson Gears was recently announced winner of the “Enterprise Connect Significant Achievement Award&rdq...

157 Siemens Offers Motor and Drive Packages (May 15, 2013)
Siemens Industry, Inc. announces the release of combination motor/drive packages, allowing an OEM or end-user the option to select the op...

158 Groschopp Releases New i-series Planetary Gearboxes (May 6, 2013)
Available in three sizes and multiple gear ratios, Groschopp’s new i-series gearboxes are suitable for applications that have strin...

159 Boston Gear Expands 700 Series (May 2, 2013)
New 80:1 and 100:1 ratios are now available in single reduction 700 Series worm gear speed reducers. The new models provide the compact s...

160 Kollmorgen Motor Technology Enhances Robotics Project (May 30, 2013)
The Tartan Rescue Team, a partnership of the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), the applied research and technology transfer or...

161 Nord Offers Maxxdrive Industrial Gearing (May 31, 2013)
Located in the Swiss Alps, Industrial Gearing from Nord Drivesystems is an integral part of the pumped storage hydroelectric power statio...

162 Timken and Stark State College Open Tech Center (June 19, 2013)
A collaboration between The Timken Company and Stark State College led to development of the new Technology and Test Center, the first te...

163 Hoerbiger Presents CompactLINE (June 14, 2013)
Compact, efficient, cost-effective: Hoerbiger will showcase its new CompactLINE synchronizer on June 18 and 19, 2013 at the International...

164 Forest City Gear Launches Roscoe Works (June 6, 2013)
Forest City Gear has begun operations in a new state-of-the-art facility designed to greatly improve lead times and quality for the produ...

165 SME Announces Strategic Changes (June 4, 2013)
SME, one of the manufacturing industry’s most prolific and trusted sources of knowledge and information, has announced several stra...

166 Romax Releases Gearbox Design Package (October 26, 2012)
Romax Technology, a gearbox, bearing and driveline engineering specialist, has launched a new design software package that will increase ...

167 Altra Brands Exhibit at Power Gen 2012 (October 26, 2012)
Altra Industrial Motion brands Ameridrives Couplings, Formsprag Clutch and Marland Clutch are exhibiting their latest product lines in bo...

168 QBC Offers Flanged Sleeve Bearings (March 30, 2012)
A new series of 44 Frelon lined flanged sleeve bearings in inch and metric sizes from Quality Bearings and Components (QBC) are desi...

169 GAM Gear Boosts Capacity to Meet Market Demands (April 10, 2012)
GAM Gear, LLC, a provider of precision mechanical motion control components for automation machinery, recently announced significant...

170 Ontario Drive and Gear Signs Memorandum with Textron Systems (March 27, 2012)
Textron Systems Canada Inc. recently announced that the company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ontario Drive an...

171 Liebherr Introduces Plug-In Gearbox Series (March 21, 2012)
In the first half of 2011 Liebherr successfully introduced a new series-produced range of slewing gearboxes. Now, the company h...

172 Stafford Offers Line of Plastic Hinged Collars (March 9, 2012)
A new line of plastic hinged collars that offer a convenient way to attach a tube or pipe to a surface, or something else to a tube or pi...

173 Hansen Extends Gearbox Product Offering (April 25, 2012)
Industrial gear unit specialist Hansen Industrial Transmissions (HIT), acquired by Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI) Ltd. in March 2011, re...

174 Boston Gear Celebrates 135 Years (April 30, 2012)
This year Boston Gear celebrates 135 years in business, longer than such venerable companies as I.B.M., Coca-Cola, General Electric and F...

175 CCS Series Rotary Stages Lower Cost of Ownership (May 18, 2012)
Aerotech's CCS series rotary stages (patent pending) with integrated captured collet chucks provide automated material handling capab...

176 Stage Delivers Compact Stability (May 17, 2012)
PI's new M-687 motorized microscope XY stage for inverted microscopes is more compact and stable than traditional computer controllab...

177 Bauer Supplies Gear Motors for Bridge Construction (May 16, 2012)
Russky Island is located just off of Vladivostok, Russia, with the Eastern Bosphorous strait separating the island from the Muravyov-Amur...

178 Wittenstein Welcomes New Generation of Inline Gearboxes (April 30, 2012)
Experience the faces of a new generation of gearboxes with the LP+ Generation 3 from Wittenstein. This new precision gearhead sets new st...

179 AMT and AMTDA Announce Merger (March 9, 2012)
The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) recently announced...

180 Rexnord Offers New Options for Falk Gear Drives (March 8, 2012)
Rexnord Corporation announces it is now offering an inching drive option for the Falk V-Class gear drive...

181 Technosoft Expands Intelligent Drives (February 3, 2012)
The iPOS line of highly flexible Technosoft intelligent drives has been expanded with a new, micro-sized pluggable servo drive: iPOS3602 ...

182 Kistler Introduces Charge Amplifier (February 6, 2012)
Kistler North America, a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, fo...

183 Medium Voltage Motor Control Industry Slowly Recovers (January 20, 2012)
The global market for medium voltage motor control centers was worth more than $140 million in 2010, with more than 5,300 vertical sectio...

184 Nord Gearmotors Offer Reliability for Rolling Mills (January 16, 2012)
In recent years, Nord Drivesystems has been very active in the steel industry in China and India. Nord has supplied 2,500 geared motors t...

185 Kistler Introduces Additional Measuring Ranges for Joining Modules (January 10, 2012)
Kistler, a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque an...

186 Bodine Introduces WX Gearhead, and Simple-to-Wire AC Motor Winding (March 26, 2010)
Two new products were released by Bodine Electric Company: the WX gearhead and a three-wire-reversible 34R frame AC induction motor. Th...

187 Manual Rotary Stage Added to OASIS Line (February 15, 2012)
George Products Company, Inc. has announced the addition of a Manual Rotary Stage to their OASIS product line. The OASIS i...

188 Werner Gropp Named Marketing Manager at B&R Automation (March 7, 2012)
Werner Gropp has been tasked with overseeing the marketing department at B&R. Gropp brings experience f...

189 Darali Cycloidal Drive Offers Unique Advantages (March 6, 2012)
Backed by ISO-9002 certified manufacturing, Darali Cycloidal Drive has the unique advantage of high efficiency, compactness, simple maint...

190 Bison Gear Kicks Off ILIT Learning Challenge (March 1, 2012)
In order to build a more competitive and skilled engineering workforce for the future, Bison Gear and Engineering is working with the Ill...

191 USMTO Report Highlights Manufacturing Surge (February 17, 2012)
December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $519.98 million according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)&nbs...

192 Siemens Launches Community College Program (May 30, 2012)
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a global provider of product lifecycle management (...

193 Baldor Introduces Dodge Disc Coupling (June 6, 2012)
Baldor Electric Company introduces the new Dodge Disc coupling, a solution for pumping applications in the oil and gas industry. The prod...

194 Martin Sprocket and Gear Highlights Plastic Capabilities (October 9, 2012)
Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc. is not only a producer of traditional power transmission products, material handling systems and compone...

195 Gearbox and Geared Motor Shipments Up in 2012 (October 9, 2012)
Precision gearboxes and geared motor shipments were 69 percent higher in 2011 than in 2009 because of increased manufacturing output in 2...

196 Steinmeyer Releases High Precision Micro Stage (October 5, 2012)
Steinmeyer, Inc. recently announced a new high precision micro stage, the MT 196LM series. Available in two travel options, of either 100...

197 Complete CNC Machining Package From Techno (September 28, 2012)
New Hyde Park, NY - Techno, Inc. Education Systems is proud to announce that they now offer a complete CNC Skills Training Package that...

198 Baldor Introduces Dodge Type EXL Bearings (September 5, 2012)
Baldor Electric Company introduces the new Dodge Type EXL tapered roller bearing that provides both misalignment and expansion capability...

199 Spungen Named President of Peer Chain Company (October 11, 2012)
Peer Chain Company, an industrial chain provider, recently announced that Glenn Spungen joined the company as president effective October...

200 Amacoil and Uhing Announce Flange Detection System (October 12, 2012)
Amacoil/Uhing has announced that their FA Flange Detection System has been reengineered for simpler operation and now utilizes laser sens...

201 Siemens Announces New Geared Motor Plant (October 23, 2012)
Siemens Industry, Inc. announced its plans to open an assembly and manufacturing plant as part of the company’s Drives Technologies...

202 SKF Introduces Range of Roller and Engineered Chain Solutions (October 23, 2012)
SKF introduces an extensive range of roller and engineered chain solutions ideally suited to meet the demanding requirements of power tra...

203 Nexen Releases Compact Harmonic Gearhead (October 16, 2012)
Nexen Group, Inc. has announced what it believes to be the industry’s shortest and most compact automation gearhead. The new Nexen ...

204 Kollmorgen AKD BASIC Customizes Machine Performance (October 16, 2012)
Kollmorgen introduces AKD BASIC servo drives.  These Ethernet-based drives feature an integrated single axis motion controller, enab...

205 Schafer Gear Works Adds New Division (September 4, 2012)
Schafer Gear Works has acquired the assets of Dana Holding Corporation's leisure, all-terrain and utility vehicle axle and differenti...

206 Pittman Offers Full Range of DC Micromotors (August 30, 2012)
Pittman Motors, a division of AMETEK/Precision Motion Control, offers high-performance slotless brushless DC motors for medical applicati...

207 MDT Offers Gear Tooth Sensors (July 12, 2012)
MultiDimension Technology Co., Ltd. (MDT) recently announced the first Tunneling Magnetoresistance (TMR) gear tooth sensors for indu...

208 Siemens Supports World's Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant (July 18, 2012)
Siemens Industry, Inc. has begun shipping drives to support a multi-million contract with Abengoa, an international developer of renewabl...

209 Schunk Hires Regional Sales Manager (July 9, 2012)
Schunk has announced the hiring of Michael Schilling as the regional sales manager for the North East. "Schilling brings more than 1...

210 Aerotech Offers Rotary Stages for Tight Spaces (June 20, 2012)
Aerotech's MPS-GR series rotary stages provide accurate, repeatable positioning in a miniature, low profile and economical package. A...

211 Durst Supplies Turning Gear for Nuclear Power Plant (June 19, 2012)
The Durst division of Regal Beloit Corporation has shipped its second model TG 80/125 turbine turning gear as part of the ongoing expansi...

212 Dunkermotor Releases Wormetary Gearmotor Configuration (July 19, 2012)
To meet the needs of OEMs requiring a high torque, low output speed non-backdrivable gearmotor without sacrificing energy efficiency, Dun...

213 Kollmorgen Releases Stepper Solutions Catalog (July 31, 2012)
Kollmorgen's new Stepper Solutions Catalog details the features, benefits and specifications of Kollmorgen's complete range of st...

214 Bosch Rexroth Optimizes Wind Turbine Gearboxes (August 27, 2012)
The competitive pressure as well as the pricing pressure in the wind energy industry is mounting. If the sector wants to continue to expa...

215 Nord Drivesystems Utilize Gear Motors for Aggregates Unit (August 22, 2012)
The IECS Company, specializing in the manufacture, assembly, and maintenance of quarry and sand pits equipments has chosen Nord gear moto...

216 Kollmorgen Releases Automation and Motion Solutions Catalog (August 14, 2012)
Kollmorgen has available its new Automation and Motion Solutions Catalog.  This comprehensive resource guide details the features, b...

217 Maxon Releases Right Angle Gearheads (August 6, 2012)
Maxon recently announced the release of the 22 mm and 32 mm right angle gearheads. These compact, lightweight and high tor...

218 ExxonMobil Releases Advanced Gear Lubricants (January 9, 2012)
ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties announced the introduction of its new lineup of high-performance, fully-synthetic indus...

219 Auburn Gear Welcomes Sales Manager (October 16, 2009)
Craig Wisner (pictured) was appointed regional sales manager for Auburn Gear. He reports to Greg Henderson, director of marketing. He is ...

220 Former Boston Gear President Receives PTDA Lifetime Achievement Award (April 15, 2006)
Roger A. Pennycook, former president of Boston Gear and former vice president of Textron Fluid & Power Co., was the 17th recepient...

221 mG miniGears Named One of Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies (April 15, 2006)
mG miniGears SpA of Padua announced that it has been listed No. 272 among the fastest growing European companies included in the 2006 Eur...

222 Steinmeyer Introduces New Low Profile Goniometer Stages (April 15, 2006)
Steinmeyer has introduced two new low profile Goniometer stages manufactured by its FMD division. These stages are designed for precis...

223 Steinmeyer’s New Rotary Stage Features Built-In Stepper Motor and Controller (April 14, 2006)
Steinmeyer, Inc. announced a new precision rotary positioning stage. The fully integrated and compact DT 200-SM "plug and play" rotary st...

224 Steinmeyer Introduces New Precision Vertical Stage (April 14, 2006)
Steinmeyer announced a new vertical positioning stage manufactured by its FMD division. The model HT 03-LM offers a travel of 3 mm wi...

225 Bishop Wisecarver Appoints New National Sales Manager (April 15, 2006)
Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation announced it has appointed Michael McVeigh, a 20-year veteran in the bearing and linear motion industries, ...

226 ArvinMeritor Focuses on Automated Manual Gearboxes (April 15, 2006)
ArvinMeritor announced a decision to place greater emphasis on the sales and marketing of the FreedomLine automated manual transmission b...

227 Overton Gear and Klingelnberg Form Strategic Alliance (April 19, 2006)
Klingelnberg GmbH and Overton Gear have formed a strategic alliance for manufacturing and supplying high quality large spiral bevel gears...

228 PCB’s New Remote Charge Converters Complement Differential Sensors (April 18, 2006)
The Vibration Division of PCB Piezotronics introduced the Series 495B10 differential remote charge converters for use with differential c...

229 Steinmeyer Introduces New Low Profile Stage (April 18, 2006)

230 Ondrives Manufactures Showcase Gearboxes (April 17, 2006)
Ondrives Ltd. of Chesterfield, U.K., manufactured two gearboxes for a pharmaceutical company’s teaching purposes. According to th...

231 Emuge Opens New Manufacturing Center (April 13, 2006)
Emuge Corp. moved to its new North American headquarters in West Boylston, MA. According to the company's press release, the new 2...

232 Samputensili Master Gears Personalized to Customer or DIN Specifications (April 12, 2006)
Samputensili has introduced a range of master gears to determine work gear accuracy and setting masters to adjust checking equipment. ...

233 Bison Gear CEO Appointed to National Science Board Commission (April 7, 2006)
Ron Bullock, chairman and CEO of Bison Gear and Engineering, has been appointed as a member of the Commission on 21st Century Education i...

234 Heidenhain’s New Interface Box Changes Analog Encoder Signals to Digital (April 8, 2006)
The EIB external interface box from Heidenhain Corp. changes a 1 Vpp encoder signal to an EnDat 2.2 bidirectional digital interface. A...

235 Philadelphia Gear Simplifies Controller (April 7, 2006)
Philadelphia Gear Corp. introduces the Mark VII controller, which was developed for the company’s Synchrotorque brand of variable sp...

236 Rockwell Automation Dodge Reliance Introduces New Helical/Bevel Speed Reducer (April 6, 2006)
The new Dodge motorized Torque-Arm II (MTA) from Rockwell Automation is a high efficiency, case carburized helical/bevel speed reducer. T...

237 New Vibration Mounts from AAC Feature Finger-Flex Ring and Bushing Isolators (April 2, 2006)
The new V10Z 4 Series of vibration mounts from Advanced Antivibration Components feature unique "Finger-Flex" isolators which are designe...

238 Boston Gear Publishes Gearhead Brochure (April 8, 2006)
Boston Gear has published a full color, 36-page brochure to introduce a new high precision helical planetary gearheads The gearheads ...

239 SKF’s New Cylindrical Roller Bearings Extend Gearbox Life (April 9, 2006)
New SKF high-capacity cylindrical roller bearings for wind turbine gearboxes have been engineered to promote longer gearbox service life...

240 Bison Gear Introduces Line of AC Motors (April 12, 2006)
Bison Gear & Engineering introduced a new line of custom AC motors manufactured in their St. Charles, IL, facility. Motors will be ava...

241 SKF’s New Cylindrical Roller Bearings Extend Wind Turbine Gearbox Life (April 11, 2006)
New SKF high-capacity cylindrical roller bearings for wind turbine gearboxes have been engineered to promote longer gearbox service life...

242 Alpha Gear New Gearhead Follows Trends in High Reduction Torque and Ratios (April 11, 2006)
The new SPK+ right-angle gearhead is designed for applications with high reduction ratios and torques. This product combines features of...

243 Atlanta Drive Systems Expands Range of Servo Reducers (April 9, 2006)
Atlanta Drive Systems Inc.expanded their range of servo worm reducers, now offering four levels of precision to meet any application requ...

244 New Series of Finger-Flex Isolators from AAC Solve Low Load Problems. (April 21, 2006)
The natural rubber "Finger-Flex" ring and bushing in each mount have radial fingers on top and bottom surfaces to absorb vibration parall...

245 Cloyes Gear Acquired by KPS Funds (April 22, 2006)
KPS Special Situations Funds announced their acquisition of Cloyes Gear and Products. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclo...

246 Management Promotions at SM Cyclo (February 20, 2007)
Donald J. Brownrigg was promoted to CEO/president for SM-Cyclo of Canada. Brownrigg has worked in the power transmission industry fo...

247 Three National Sales and Product Managers Promoted at Heidenhain (February 27, 2007)
Heidenhain Corp. announced the appointment of three national sales and product managers for its North American segment. Kevin Kaufenbe...

248 Holroyd?s Plated CBN on High-Rigidity Edgetek Machines Reduces Process Times with Single Lift and Setup (February 14, 2007)
Holroyd's Edgetek machines are produced with high-power/high-speed spindles that optimize the use of plated CBN wheels at surface spe...

249 Newage Testing’s Microhardness System Contains Multi-Specimen Fixture and Positioning Tables (February 14, 2007)
Newage Testing Instruments' introduced the new model CAMS-MSO multi-specimen microhardness testing system. The system can handle...

250 Hansen Transmissions Establishes Gearbox Facility in India (February 12, 2007)
Hansen Transmissions International announced plans to invest 170 million euros for a wind turbine production plant. The facility will sup...

251 Baldor Completes Purchase of Dodge and Reliance (February 28, 2007)
Effective Jan. 31. Baldor's purchase of Reliance Electric Motors and Dodge Mechanical is complete. Baldor purchased the companies ...

252 Moog’s New Controller Offers Advanced Capabilities in Industry-Standard Package (February 28, 2007)
The M3000 from Moog Controls is designed to address the needs of high-performance digital control for hydraulic and electrical products. ...

253 New Brevini High Power Series Combines Epicyclic Gear Design with Modularity (March 2, 2007)
Brevini's new ?High Power? Series combines the highly efficient epicyclic gear design of Brevini's recently introduced ?S? Series...

254 NSK’s New Bearing Designs Deliver Longer Life, Higher Speeds in Papermaking Machines (March 2, 2007)
Rolling bearings used in the production of paper undergo a continuous production cycle, are required to handle high-temperature condition...

255 Revolvo’s Dimensionally-Interchangeable Split Plummer Blocks Deliver Downtime Reductions for Bearing Users (March 2, 2007)
Revolvo’s new SN and SD series SRB Split Roller Bearing units provides an easy retrofit solution, which offers full dimensional inte...

256 Sprint Electric’s DC Drives Regenerate Energy (March 1, 2007)
Sprint Electric’s 340XRi, 680XRi and 1220XRi DC drives are designed to regenerate energy back into the mains supply under braking wi...

257 Cameron Savage Takes Over as IonBond Group’s Chairman of the Board (February 6, 2007)
Cameron Savage was appointed as the next chairman of the board for the Ionbond Group, taking over responsibilities previously held by Hei...

258 Heidenhain Opens New Building in Germany (February 6, 2007)
Heidenhain Corp. opened a new state-of-the-art building at its world headquarters in Traunreut, Germany. The new approximately 135,00...

259 Voith Turbo Introduces Integrated Management System (May 1, 2006)
Voith Turbo received quality management certification in accordance with the international standard ISO 9001 at the beginning of the 1990...

260 Advanced Heat Treat Installing $1.5 Million Large Capacity Ion Nitriding Vessel (January 4, 2007)
Advanced Heat Treat Corp. is installing one of the world's largest ion nitriding vessels in their new Cullman, AL service center, cur...

261 Sterling Instruments New Precision Internal Gears Selectable by Inches or Millimeters (April 30, 2006)
New precision internal gears from Sterling Instrument are available from stock in inch and metric sizes. The 20? pressure angle inch ...

262 alpha gear’s Right Angle Gear Reducer Designed for High Reduction Ratios (April 22, 2006)
alpha’s TPK+ dual technology gear reducer is a two-stage right-angle gearhead for servo applications featuring a robot flange accord...

263 Frenco Assumes Control of Hommelwerke Gear Inspection Line (April 22, 2006)
Hommelwerke GmbH announced recently that gear inspection specialist Frenco GmbH has assumed control of the manufacture, sales, calibratio...

264 Boston Gear Publishes Coupling Guide (January 9, 2007)
Boston Gear has published a comprehensive, 60-page reference guide to introduce its complete line of Huco couplings. According to the...

265 Bison Gear Appoints New President (January 9, 2007)
Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. announced the appointment of Martin Swarbrick as president and Chief Operating Officer. Most recently,...

266 Heidenhain Introduces Three New Sales and Product Managers (January 19, 2007)
Heidenhain Corp.appointed of three national sales and product managers. These national sales and product managers will cover business ...

267 Haggerty Named CEO of IonBon (January 19, 2007)
Joe Haggerty was promoted to CEO of IonBond Group, effective immediately. Haggerty has extensive experience in global industrial manag...

268 Ogura’s Electromagnetic Clutches Engage Hyrdaulic Pumps (January 16, 2007)
Ogura electromagnetic clutches provide a quick and easy engagement of a hydraulic pump, wince drives or other marine components. Avai...

269 Messinger Bearings Awarded Chicago Gear Contract (January 11, 2007)
Messinger Bearings has been awarded a contract to provide 40 large bearings to Chicago Gear for use in eight Babcock & Wilcox coal pulver...

270 Danaher Motion Planetary Gearheads Require No Maintenance (April 1, 2006)
[photo]Danaher Motion's Micron ValueTRUE planetary gearheads are a more economical extension to Danaher Motion's family of Micron...

271 Bison Gears Adds Custom AC Motors (March 15, 2006)
Bison Gear and Engineering plans to begin manufacturing their own line of AC motors in their St. Charles, IL, facility beginning in April...

272 New Gearmotor from Midwest Motion (February 3, 2005)
The new MMP-TM55-36V-007 DC gear motor from Midwest Motion Products can accept any 36-volt DC source, including batteries. According t...

273 Chairman of Timken Board to be Nominated as Ambassador to Germany (February 20, 2005)
W.R. Timken Jr. will be nominated by President George Bush for the position of U.S. Ambassador to Germany. His nomination will be forw...

274 New Lead Angle Gear Roller from Marposs (January 28, 2005)
The M62 DF from Marposs is designed for the dynamic inspection of ring gears with automatic part rotation. The system can also evalua...

275 New Management at Twin Disc (January 28, 2005)
Twin Disc Inc. has announced numerous changes in senior management. Jim Feiertag is the new executive vice president with responsibil...

276 Klingelnberg Introduces First Vertical Spiral Bevel Gear Machine (January 19, 2005)
The Oerlikon C29 from Klingelnberg is a vertical spiral bevel gear cutting machine specially designed for dry cutting. The developmen...

277 New Cutting Tool Sales Manager at Star SU (February 22, 2005)
Mark W. Raby has been hired by Star SU to manage cutting tool sales for southeastern and south central Michigan. Raby has worked in a...

278 Thornycroft Acquires Newage Transmissions (February 26, 2005)
Thornycraft Ltd., an automotive and off-highway equipment company, has acquired Newage Transmissions Ltd. Effective immediatly, Newage...

279 Regal Beloit Announces Sale of Illinois Gear Open Gear Division (March 31, 2005)
Regal Beloit Corp. announced today that the company has reached a definitive agreement for the sale of the Illinois Gear open gear divisi...

280 New Gearmotors from Bison Gear (March 18, 2005)
The new parallel shaft AC gearmotors from Bison Gear & Engineering are available in five gear ratios ranging from 5.8:1 to 42.8:1. Th...

281 mG miniGears Acquires New Furnace (March 9, 2005)
mG miniGears acquired a high temperatures furnace that can perform at 1,300 degrees C sintering temperature. According to the company&...

282 Alfe Heat Treating Hires General Manager (March 2, 2005)
Alfe Heat Treat Corp. hired Jerry Brasiola as general manager of their Defiance, OH, division. Most recently, Brasiola was plant manag...

283 New DC Gearmotor from Midwest Motion (January 6, 2005)
A new DC gearmotor, Model No. MMP.TM55-24V.GP52-100.1 can accept any 24 volt source, including battery power. According to the compan...

284 Harmonic Drive Introduces New Gearheads (January 3, 2005)
Harmonic Drive Technologies introduced its RGH Series of compact gearheads that offer the accuracy and repeatability typically associated...

285 DoAll Founder, Ingersoll President Added to American Precision Hall of Fame (December 16, 2003)
The American Precision Museum named four new members to their Hall of Fame. These individuals join 43 leaders in the American machine too...

286 New Composite Gear from Intech (December 25, 2003)
The Power-Core gears from Intech Corp. are self-lubricating and feature a Nylon 12 gear body securely cast around a sturdy metal hub, whi...

287 New Planetary Gearhead From Alpha Gear (December 9, 2003)
The new SP+ from Alpha Gear is available in seven sizes as an update to last year?s SP Series. The series features noise levels from ...

288 Ikona Gear and Magna Extend Patent Agreement (December 1, 2003)
Ikona Gear and Magna Advanced Technologies have extended by four months their patent agreement. According to Ikona's press releas...

289 Parking Brake Option from Eskridge (December 1, 2003)
The 34C and 90B Series' parking brakes from Eskridge eliminate the need for a pressure reducing valve, as they allow for full system ...

290 New Gear Catalog from Suhner Manufacturing (January 1, 2004)
Suhner Manufacturing has released its flexible shaft/bevel gear catalog. According to the company’s press release, this new catal...

291 New Bore Gauge from Marposs (January 19, 2004)
The M1Star MBG mechanical bore gauge from Marposs is designed for manual mechanical use in precision checking of I.D., ovality or taper o...

292 Holroyd to Produce World’s Largest Compressor Rotors (December 29, 2004)
Holroyd has been commissioned by MAN Turbomaschinen AG to produce three sets of the largest screw rotors ever made. According to Holr...

293 ZF Gearheads Used to Detect Galaxy Clusters (January 29, 2004)
Precision planetary gearheads from ZF Great Britain provide high levels of torque for Cambridge University’s new radio telescope ins...

294 Hoeganaes Opens New Sales Office in Germany (January 28, 2004)
Hoeganaes Corp. has opened a new sales office in Meerbusch, Germany. According to the company's press release, the facility will o...

295 Merger Between Meritage Manufacturing and Automated Concepts (January 28, 2004)
Automated Concepts Inc. (Council Bluffs, IA) and Meritage Manufacturing Solutions (Warrenville, IL)have merged and will be known as Autom...

296 Lambert, Wahli Officially Merge Operations (April 4, 2005)
The core competencies of Lambert Ltd. and Wahli Ltd. have merged to created Lambert-Wahli Ltd. The two companies have already been op...

297 Boston Gear Wins Website Award (April 11, 2005)
Boston Gear, a division of Altra Industrial Motion, was named "Website of the Month" by IndustrialLeaders.com, an online industrial porta...

298 Boston Gear Introduces New Worm Gear Reducer (January 10, 2006)
A new 700 Series Conveyor Flange Adapter (CFA) is specifically designed for increased control and lower maintenance cost on material hand...

299 Expanded Servo Reducer Range from Atlanta Drive (January 12, 2006)
Atlanta Drive Systems Inc. now offers four levels of precision to meet any application requirements. These reducers are an upgrade of the...

300 Bison Gear Appoints New Preident, Executive Vice President (January 10, 2006)
Larry Kujovich was appointed president of Bison Gear and Engineering. The company also promoted George Thomas to executive vice president...

301 Philadelphia Gear Hires Mark Cooke as Sales Manager (April 30, 2005)
Philadelphia Gear Corp. hired Mark Cooke as regional sales manager for the Gulf Coast region. Among Cooke’s new responsibilities...

302 The Gear Works Opens Test and Assembly Center (April 20, 2005)
The Gear Works-Seattle Inc. announced the opening of its new gearbox assembly and test center that has much increased the company’s ...

303 Moventas Receives Order for Mass Deliveries of Wind Turbine Gears to Acciona (January 14, 2006)
Moventas signed a supply agreement for substantial deliveries of wind turbine gearbo...

304 Philadelphia Gear Opens Dubai Sales Office, Names New Manager (January 30, 2006)
Philadelphia Gear Corp. opened a new sales office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in November. James Aston was appointed as Middle East re...

305 Sterling Instrument’s Anti-Backlash Gears Eliminate Marred Shafts (March 10, 2006)
A new series of 1158 anti-backlash gears manufactured by Sterling Instruments feature the Fairloc integral hub fastening system, which el...

306 Bison Gear’s Hollow Shaft Gearmotor Doubles Continuous Torque Ratings (March 10, 2006)
Bison Gear’s new 562 series hollow shaft gearmotor offers increased low speed center distance coupled with greater clearance for wid...

307 HD Systems Merges with Harmonic Drive Technologies (February 6, 2006)
HD Systems Inc. and Harmonic Drive Technologies, Nabtesco Inc. have merged, effective Jan. 1, 2006. The newly formed joint companny wi...

308 New Brake for Gearless Drives (February 3, 2006)
Ortlinghaus has introduced the DIMO braking system for gearless applications. The brake is electromagnetically actuated. According to...

309 Bison Gear Awarded $100,000 Grant (April 19, 2005)
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to Bison Gear and Engineering to determine the feasibility of a breakthrough...

310 Bodine Introduces New Family of Gearmotors (April 19, 2005)
The family of gearmotors includes a Quinsulation five-stage insulation system designed to meet NEMA MG 1-1993, Section IV, Part 31. The i...

311 Falk Creates New Right Angle Gearmotor (April 13, 2005)
A new line of stainless steel helical bevel gear drives from Falk is recommended for food industry sanitation requirements. These drives ...

312 New GM at Philadelphia Gear (April 13, 2005)
Boyd Swearingen was promoted to general manager for Philadelphia Gear’s Gulf Coast and Southeast region. According to the company...

313 Philadelphia Gear Extends Standard Warranty (April 12, 2005)
Philadelphia Gear Corp. has announced its "best-in-industry" standard warranty. The company's original standard warranty covered t...

314 New Gear Drive System from ASI Technologies (April 12, 2005)
The MK400 Series transaxle from ASI Technologies combines the precision of a single piece casting, which can improve the accuracy of gear...

315 Philadelphia Gear Completes ISO-9001 for All Five Regional Service Centers (April 13, 2005)
Philadelphia Gear Corp., a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, has completed ISO-9001 (2000 standard) cert...

316 Bison Gear, Armature Electric Partner for Power Transmission Distribution (April 13, 2005)
Bison Gear and Engineering announced the addition of Armature Electric Ltd. as the Bison power transmission distributor for western Canad...

317 Frenco Adds Gage for Measuring Splines to Produce A Circumferential Backlash Measuring Instrument (April 16, 2005)
Frenco has expanded its product line by starting to produce a circumferential backlash measuring instrument. According to its press r...

318 New Power Transmission Package from Brevini (April 14, 2005)
The new High Power Series from Brevini combines the gear design of the S Series planetary gearboxes with modular features of the PIV POSI...

319 Ikona Gear Appoints Nicola Simon to Board of Directors (April 13, 2005)
Ikona Gear announced the appointment of Nicola Simon to its board of directors. Simon is currently the platform leader for Ballard Pow...

320 Flowserve Introduces New Models to PT Series Worm Gears (April 13, 2005)
Flowserve Corp., a provider of fluid motion and control products and services, added two new sizes to the Flowserve Limitorque PT series ...

321 Leroy Somer’s Newest Motor Takes Extends Varmeca’s Range to 11kW (March 2, 2007)
Leroy-Somer’s Varmeca 30 motor with integral variable-speed drive has extended the Varmeca range up to 11kW. Now available from ...

322 Philadelphia Gear Offers Two Versions of Continuous Oil Rescue Equipment (March 5, 2007)
Philadelphia Gear Corp. announced the availability of two versions of the company's proprietary CORE Continuous Oil Rescue Equipment....

323 Ramsey Industries Acquires Eskridge (March 11, 2008)
Ramsey Industries Inc. adds Eskridge Inc. as the company’s third subsidiary in addition to Auto Crane, a brand offering truck-mount...

324 PMI Announces New Capillary Flow Porometer for Cartridge Media (March 24, 2008)
While similar to our other Capillary Flow Porometers, this new CapFlow has unique features which our other machines do not have. Safet...

325 PIM2401 Intelligent Plug-in Minidrive with CANopen (March 3, 2008)
PIM2401, the new Technosoft intelligent plug-in minidrive, is specially designed for motion control applications where space is dramatica...

326 Bodine Motors Combine Control, Motor and Gearhead (February 18, 2008)
Bodine Electric Company expands the INTEGRAmotor product line to integrate electronic and mechanical motors into the same unit. Combining...

327 Cam-Clutches Deliver Greater Torque Capacity, Longer Fatigue Life (February 14, 2008)
Tsubaki recently introduced a range of cam-clutches designed for back-stopping operations in light-duty applications at high RPM. The MRE...

328 Three New Planetary Gearhead Sizes Released from QTC (May 19, 2008)
Quality Transmission Components released size 98, 78 and 52 planetary gearheads, that feature smooth, quiet, lightweight and compact heli...

329 IMI Sensors Welcomes International Business Development Manager (May 21, 2008)
IMI Sensors, a division of PCB Piezotronics, has appointed Doug Eberhart as international business development manager to oversee the g...

330 Frelon Lined Linear Bearings from QBC Offer Load and Wear Rate Design Advantages (September 4, 2008)
An expanded line of linear ball bearings from Quality Bearings & Components are stocked in both U.S. and European standard specificat...

331 Gearmotor Line Boasts More Than 75 Standard Models (August 28, 2008)
Bison Gear and Engineering Corp. has responded to growing OEM customer demand with more than 75 standard gearmotor models designed as V...

332 Hannover Fairs Appoints Kurt Medert Sales Manager (July 23, 2008)
Kurt Medert, formerly vice president of the business management division of AGMA, joins Hannover Fairs USA, Inc. as the sales manager for...

333 Allegro Hall-Effect Sensors Target Automotive, Industrial, Consumer Markets (June 19, 2008)
Allegro Microsystems, Inc. has introduced a programmable, linear Hall-effect sensor with a 125 Hz pulse width modulated output. According...

334 Master Bond EP44 Super Glue Gels in Three Minutes (February 13, 2008)
Master Bond has introduced EP44 a new two component epoxy adhesive with a fast "3 minute" set for high performance general purpose bondin...

335 Renold Gears Assists Tire Manufacturer with Gearbox (February 7, 2008)
Mitas, one of the largest tire manufacturers in the Czech Republic, recently commented on the use of Renold gearboxes for their calendar ...

336 TorqSense Technology Assists Intelligent Extruder (December 6, 2007)
An extruder developed at Bradford University uses a digital torque sensor provided by Sensor Technology Ltd. to handle most of its data c...

337 Bosch Rexroth Appoints New VP/General Manager (December 21, 2007)
Bosch Rexroth recently appointed Erwin Wieckowski as vice president and general manager of its linear motion and assembly technologies gr...

338 Revolvo Expands Range of Roller Bearings (December 5, 2007)
Revolvo has expanded its lineup of roller bearings with the introduction of flange, hanger and take-up bearings. According to the company...

339 Lenze Releases Panasonic Geared Motors (November 21, 2007)
The entire range of Panasonic AC geared motors can be built from stock components at Lenze Ltd. With six power increments and a variety o...

340 Lenze Expands Range of Geared Servo Motors (November 15, 2007)
The MC range of Lenze motors has recently expanded to cover more than 7,500 selections with in-line or right-angle gearboxes. According t...

341 Emerson Unveils New Line of Gearmotors (January 2, 2008)
Emerson Power Transmission recently introduced two new additions to its product line. The HwN series 3000 helical worm gearmotors and ser...

342 Ono Sokki Launches Gage Sensor (January 11, 2008)
Ono Sokki Technology, Inc. recently unveiled its GS-4630 linear gage sensor capable of measuring dimensions, thickness, displacement, hei...

343 Steinmeyer, Inc. Introduces High-Precision XY Linear Stage (February 7, 2008)
Steinmeyer recently introduced a high-precision XY linear stage manufactured from high-strength anodized aluminum. The KT 310-210-DC offe...

344 Bosch Rexroth Announces Management Changes (January 31, 2008)
Bosch Rexroth Corporation recently announced the appointment of Dr. Albert Hieronimus to chairman of the board of management. In addition...

345 WEG Supplies Automation Package for Usiminas (January 21, 2008)
A WEG turnkey system including transformers, MV motors and MV frequency inverters is used to automate a crane that carries molten metal a...

346 Hoerbiger-Origa Launches New Sizing Program (January 14, 2008)
Hoerbiger-Origa Ltd. recently released a program that assists design engineers with sizing and selecting electric linear actuators. Accor...

347 IS23x-MA Intelligent Step Motors Suited for Multi-Axis Applications (November 3, 2008)
Technosoft announces the IS23x-MA Intelligent Step Motors, based on the MotionChip DSP Control Technology and specially adapted to distri...

348 New Atlanta TR Flanged Pinions Available (November 19, 2008)
Atlanta Drive Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce a new range of ISO 9409-1 flanged pinions, which have compact designs to reduce the am...

349 Excel Gear Designs, Prototypes Navy Gun System Gearboxes (September 10, 2009)
Roscoe, IL-based Excel Gear has transitioned from prototype to production of 38:1 ratio gearboxes designed for positioning the gun mount ...

350 Bison Gear Adds 46 Models to FlexTorq Line (October 6, 2009)
The FlexTorq line of gearmotors from Bison Gear and Engineering Corp. continues to grow with 46 models of the 562 Series of hollow shaft ...

351 IQwind and Guascor Partner to Commercialize Variable IQGear Technology for Wind Turbines (September 10, 2009)
IQwind and Guascor announced that they will partner to commercialize and bring to market the IQGear, a high efficiency variable gearbox f...

352 Ideal Gear and Machine Works Celebrates 90 Years Supporting Power Transmission Industry (August 21, 2009)
After 90 years, Ideal Gear and Machine Works looks to the future with new investments in people, expanded capacity and equipment, inclu...

353 Supplementary Facility Opened to Serve Power Generator Customers (May 8, 2009)
Hennig, Inc. has opened a new building in Rockford, IL for designing, engineering and fabricating enclosures for the power generator and ...

354 Machinable Nylon Grade Broadens Size Range (October 8, 2009)
Nylatron NSM, a wear-resistant machinable nylon grade, is available in a wider range of tubular shapes for machining larger bearings, bus...

355 Gates Focuses on Beverage Industry (August 19, 2013)
Gates Corporation has released a new bottling industry infographic that highlights key statistics for beverage managers. Gates has incorp...

356 Crown Gear Drives Designed for Full Range of Applications (March 12, 2010)
Zero-Max Crown Gear drives provide directional motion change in all types of power transmission systems. They are right angle gear drives...

357 Steinmeyer Introduces Ultra Narrow Linear Stage (February 22, 2010)
The PA 30x40-SM01 precision linear stage from Steinmeyer, Inc. is a single axis system for applications that require extremely narrow pos...

358 Carlisle Merges Business Sectors (February 11, 2010)
Carlisle Companies Inc. is combining its power transmission best business, which was discontinued in 2008, with its tire and wheel busine...

359 Michigan Automatic Turning Purchases AA Gear (December 11, 2009)
AA Gear LLC and Michigan Automatic Turning Inc. completed the purchase of the assets of Ann Arbor Machine Gear Division. Michigan Automat...

360 Hansen Delivers First Gearbox from Chinese Facility (April 13, 2009)
Hansen Transmissions announced the delivery of the first gearbox manufactured in the new facility in the Beichen Hi-tech Industrial Park,...

361 Ultra Compact 180 W Intelligent Drive with CANopen Mounts Beside Motor (April 6, 2009)
Technosoft announces the new IBL3605, a compact intelligent servo drive measuring 65 x 58 x 19 mm, which reaches up to 600 W peak power. ...

362 VWDIR Gearmotors Operate Under Heavy Duty Torque and Power (December 18, 2008)
Bison Gear's Von Weise Drop-In Replacement gearmotors offer up to 800 in-lbs of continuous torque output, making them suitable for e...

363 BLDC Motors Offer Advantages Over Brushed DC Motors (February 10, 2009)
Taiwan Precision Gear Corp.'s BLDC motors improve on brushed DC motor technology by offering more efficiency, reliability, reduced ...

364 Camshaft Inspection Gage Measures Up to 200 Parts-Per-Hour (November 24, 2008)
The Adcole 1310 is a high-speed camshaft inspection gage with sub-micron accuracy measuring camshafts for rise error and chattermark dete...

365 AxleTech Expands Systems Capability with Acquisition of U.S. Gear (November 24, 2008)
AxleTech International recently announced the acquisition of Chicago-based U.S. Gear, a designer and manufacturer of specialized differ...

366 OneGear Product Line Offers Maximum Motor Use (November 21, 2008)
The Allen-Bradley OneGear product line from Rockwell Automation supplies a full range of motor and power control center options. The line...

367 Forest City Gear Invests in Capital Equipment (February 12, 2009)
Forest City Gear has announced it has invested more than $6 million in the purchase of new capital equipment during the last 18 months. T...

368 LFS 12 Rails and Carriages Offer Low Cost Solutions for Door Enclosure and Transfer System Applications (February 17, 2009)
Techno, Inc. Linear Motion Products released a line of low profile linear rails and carriages called the LFS 12 Series. Offered in two co...

369 Dodge Steel-Housed Bearing Installs, Removes Quickly (April 3, 2009)
The Dodge Imperial HD mounted roller bearing from Baldor Electric Company features a cast-steel housing and is designed for heavy-duty ap...

370 Skills Certification System Targets High Unemployment, Unfilled Manufacturing Jobs (April 2, 2009)
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is partnering with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Ins...

371 Grip and Rotate Modules Perform Two Operations in One Compact Package (April 2, 2009)
Techno-Sommer Automatic has announced the DGP404 series parallel grip and rotate modules with T-slot guides. They are designed for high-l...

372 Large Size Roller Chain Over 10m can be Delivered Connected (March 19, 2009)
Tsubakimoto's Super Long Length Formation for Large Size Roller Chain can increase users productivity while helping to maintain a sa...

373 Bridge Connections Provide Solution for Running Parallel Systems (November 14, 2007)
The Bishop-Wisecarver Corp. recently announced the addition of bridge connections to its UtiliTrak product line. Available in steel and a...

374 Rino Mechanical Components Inc. Launches E-Series Gearboxes (November 14, 2007)
With a recent upgrade to its mechanical tools, Rino Mechanical Components Inc. unveiled its new E-series of gearboxes. The E-series featu...

375 Spur Gear & Straight Tooth Gear, English and Metric (May 30, 2007)
SDP/SI is an ISO 9001 manufacturer of over 13,627 Spur Gears, Plastic Gears, Helical Gears, Bevel Gears, Worm Gears, Precision Gears, Int...

376 Worm and Spur Gears, English and Metric (May 30, 2007)
SDP/SI is an ISO 9001 manufacturer of over 13,627 spur gears, plastic gears, helical gears, bevel gears, worm gears, precision gears, int...

377 Vectron's Viscosity Sensor Detects Oil Change in Gearbox (May 29, 2007)
The low shear ViSmartâ„¢ viscosity sensor from Vectron International was recently used to collect real-time viscosity data in an oil-aging ...

378 Source Engineering Introduces Planetary Gearmotors for OEM Applications (May 24, 2007)
Source Engineering introduced planetary brush and brushless gearmotors for OEM applications. Gearmotors are best suited to applications r...

379 Renold Introduces Interchangeable Range of Gearboxes and Couplings (May 24, 2007)
Renold will exhibit its SMXtra interchangeable range of gearboxes and fluid couplings, for quarrying applications, at the Hillhead Exhibi...

380 Zeitlauf Antriebstechnik Changes Name, Location (May 30, 2007)
Zeitlauf recently moved to a larger facility in Buckingham, U.K. and changed its name to Zeitlauf Gearmotors. The German company suppl...

381 Emerson Process Management Wins Company of the Year Award (May 31, 2007)
Frost & Sullivan selected Emerson Process Management as the recipient of their 2007 Company of the Year Award in the industrial automatio...

382 Stackpole Automotive Gear Division Takes Grand Prize at MPIF Conference (June 18, 2007)
Stackpole Automotive Gear Division, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and its customer Magna Powertrain, New Process Gear Division, East Syra...

383 Bison Gear Wins Community Leadership Award (June 12, 2007)
Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. will receive The Business Leadership Award from the River Valley Workforce Investment Board on June 21...

384 Gearmotors Built for High Torque Applications (June 6, 2007)
The AKM gearmotors set from Heason Technologies combines the torque density from the company's line of servomotors with its planetary...

385 New Product Manager Hired at Bosch Rexroth (May 31, 2007)
The Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies group of Bosch Rexroth Corporation announced the addition of Amy R. Defayette to Product Mark...

386 ZF's Right-Angled Gearheads Open Door for Luxury Multimedia Pod (May 24, 2007)
The SWG gearheads from ZF offer a smoother alternative to screwjack-based door control systems used in the latest luxury media experience...

387 Moventas Launches Wind Turbine Condition Management System (May 24, 2007)
Moventas introduced its latest wind turbine condition management system at Hannover Messe 2007. The system focuses on the gearbox and a...

388 Bison Gear Publish New Motors Brochure (March 21, 2007)
Designed for industrial and commercial duty OEM applications, Bison Gear & Engineering’s new line of AC motors is detailed in a six-...

389 Timken Signs Aftermarket Sales Agency Agreement with National Sales Inc. (March 22, 2007)
The Timken Co. entered into an aftermarket sales agency agreement with National Sales Inc.to represent its full line of bearings and rela...

390 Midwest Motion Releases New Gearmotor (March 15, 2007)
Midwest Motion Products announced the release of a new DC Gear Motor, the Model No. MMP-TM55-90-12V GPk52-124. Accepting any 12 Volt D...

391 Leroy-Somer Designs Geared Motor for the Food Industry (March 8, 2007)
The new Multibloc IAW FLS IAW worm geared motor range from Leroy Somer was designed for extreme use conditions and harsh environments suc...

392 New Parallel Shaft Gearmotors from Sharq Motion Offer Backward Compatibility (March 5, 2007)
The new Sharq 207 series parallel shaft gearmotors, designed as direct drop-in replacements for many high volume OEM applications are the...

393 Anthony Fedor and Scott Caccamise Buy Rochester Gear (March 22, 2007)
Anthony Fedor and Scott Caccamise have purchased the stock and real estate of Rochester Gear. The company is a manufacturer of preci...

394 Bosch Rexroth Announces New Manager (March 26, 2007)
Bosch Rexroth Corporation announced that Milton Coleman accepted the position of manager of product marketing and technical support for B...

395 Nord Gear Expands in Wisconsin (May 24, 2007)
Nord Gear added a new gearbox assembly center and a new paint booth to its newly expanded facility in Waunakee, WI. The large gearbox ...

396 Eaton Moves Gear Machining to Hastings, NB (May 24, 2007)
Eaton Corp. announced plans consolidate some of its business segments, including those involved in machining gears for differentials. ...

397 Bison Gear Institutes Skilled Workforce Initiative (May 24, 2007)
Bison Gear & Engineering is collaborating with other manufacturing, governmental and educational institutions to remedy the shortage of q...

398 Parker Offers Linear Motion in a Small Package (May 18, 2007)
The T1D and T1S ready-to-run positioners from Parker can perform and accommodate customization at the same time. Features include an ...

399 Voith Announces Plans to Buy BHS Getriebe GmbH (June 19, 2007)
Voith Turbo announced plans to take over the gear manufacturer BHS Getriebe GmbH in Sonthofen, Germany, from majority shareholder Halder ...

400 Bison Gear Named One of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies (June 20, 2007)
Electric motor manufacturer Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. has been selected one of Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to...

401 PICO Chemical's New Solvent Replaces Hazardous Materials for Gear Cleaning (August 8, 2007)
hemical Corp released its Pico Solv NPB as a new technology chlorine-free solvent cleaner that is manufactured specifically o replace haz...

402 Omron’s STI Modules Available with AC Voltage Input (August 17, 2007)
The RM-2AC-IP is the latest addition to Omron Scientific  Technologies, Inc.'s RM-2 family of resource modules.  Three mode...

403 alpha gear drives Introduces New Gearhead (August 7, 2007)
The in line basic precision alphira product from alpha gear is packaged in a lightweight aluminum case and offers power-dense and mainten...

404 Allegro’s New Low Voltage, Full Bridge Brushless DC Motor Driver Integrates Hall Element Commutation Circuitry to Drive Vibration Motors (August 7, 2007)
Allegro Microsystems introduced a new full bridge motor drive designed to drive low voltage bi-polar brushless D motors. Commutation of t...

405 Aerotech's New Linear Air Bearing Stage Designed for High Performance Scanning (August 7, 2007)

406 Silicone Gel Base Vibration Mounts From AAC Feature Superior Damping Performance (September 27, 2007)
A new series of double studded silicone gel vibration mounts from Advanced Antivibration Components - AAC feature superior damping perfor...

407 Silicone Gel Pad Vibration Isolators From AAC Feature Superior Damping Performance (September 27, 2007)
These isolators, identified as the V10Z61MSN Series, are designed for light to medium loads of from 0.5 kgf to 2 kgf (1.1 lb. to 4.4 lb.)...

408 Moventas Appoints General Manager for China (November 9, 2007)
Yang Xilin has been appointed general manger of Moventas’ Industrial Gears division in China effective November, 1, 2007. In additi...

409 Bison Announces New Electrical Engineering Manager (October 24, 2007)
Bruce Ashe was recently promoted to electrical engineering manager for the Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. In this position, Ashe will...

410 Double Studded Silicone Gel Vibration Mounts From AAC Feature Superior Damping Performance (September 27, 2007)
The mounts, identified as the V10Z61MTH and V10Z61MMN Series, are designed for light to medium loads of from 2 kgf to 3.5 kgf (4.4 lb. to...

411 Silicone Gel Tape & Chip Vibration Isolators From AAC Feature Superior Damping Performance (September 27, 2007)
The mounts, identified as the V10Z62MGT and V20Z62MGC Series, are designed for light to medium loads. The gel tape are stocked in 1000 mm...

412 Delta Research, Tifco Gage and Gear Hires New Sales Rep (July 27, 2007)
Delta Research and TIFCO Gage & Gear announced the hiring of Tony Werschky to their sales team.  With over 12 years of sales exp...

413 Bodine's New Gearmotors Deliver Twice the Torque of Popular Motor/Gearhead Combinations (July 26, 2007)
Bodine Electric's CG gearmotor, an extra-rugged line of variable speed AC inverter-duty and permanent magnet DC gearmotors, was devel...

414 Hainbuch Produces Large Mandrel With Significant Clamping Range for China (July 9, 2007)
Hainbuch GmbH produced a workholder that weights 1.3 tons and features a clamping range of up to 420 mm.According to the company's pr...

415 Weiler Publishes Brochure Detailing Gear Deburring Capabilities (July 9, 2007)
Weiler Corp.'s  six-page technical brochure on gear deburring with power brushes explains the importance of deburring ...

416 BIG Kaiser Program Addresses Local Engineer Shortage (June 26, 2007)
For years, BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. announced continuation of its partnership with Elk Grove High School to support st...

417 mG miniGears Installs Furnace Loading System (June 25, 2007)
mG miniGears installed a furnace loading system in its powder metal department to avoid defects, especially for gears where small damage of the...

418 Helical Gears & Ground Helical Gears, Helical Gear (July 10, 2007)
QTC offers all types of Helical Gears and Ground Helical Gears. Quality Transmission Co. offers over 230 standard Helical Gear options fo...

419 National Science Foundatin Establishes Welding Education and Training Center at Ohio Community College (July 10, 2007)
Lorain County Community College (LCCC) was named project leader for a $4.9 million National Science Foundation (NSF) program, establishin...

420 New 512-Page Hardware Catalog from All Metric Small Parts Features 5,600 RoHS Components (July 25, 2007)
A new 512-page catalog from All Metric Small Parts features 5,600 100% RoHS compliant components. The catalog, identified as M100 fe...

421 Gear Racks, Metric Precision Ground Racks-NEW (July 12, 2007)
A NEW series of ISO class 5 rectangular Ground Racks. Gear racks are used to convert rotational motion into linear motion. In theory, a r...

422 Plastic Metric Gear, Metal Reinforced Plastic Gear (July 12, 2007)
An expanded line of Modulel, 2, 2.5, and 3 molded-plastic gears from Quality Transmission Components offer designers the best of both wor...

423 Spur Gears, Metric Gears, Gears with Internal Shafts (July 12, 2007)
These 20 degree Pressure Angle pinion shafts are made of S45C (AISI 1045) steel and feature induction hardened and ground teeth which are...

424 SEW-Eurodrive Release Energy Efficient Gear Reducers (March 24, 2010)
SEW-Eurodrive recently announced the release of the new RESF37 stainless steel helical gear reducer and KESA37 stainless steel helical be...

425 Servometer Announces Sales Manager (August 28, 2013)
Servometer, a manufacturer of metal bellows, custom electroforms, flexible couplings and contacts is pleased to announce that Fred G. Poe...

426 Niagara Gear Completes First Machining Cell (June 29, 2017)
Niagara Gear, a division of Gear Motions, Inc., recently completed the installation of its first machining cell. The in-house machining c...

427 ABB Launches N-Series General Purpose Motors (June 30, 2017)
ABB has launched its N-series general purpose motors to provide a high level of energy efficiency, reliability and safety in applications...

428 IPS Signs Partnership Agreement with Gefran Drives (June 23, 2017)
Integrated Power Services (IPS), North America’s leading provider of motor and generator repair services, field services and distri...

429 LMI Aerospace Approves Merger Agreement with Sonaca Group (June 22, 2017)
LMI Aerospace Inc. shareholders approved the merger agreement for the Sonaca Group’s acquisition of LMI. Under the terms of the agr...

430 NKE Rolling Bearings Keep Motors and Generators Running (June 22, 2017)
Bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH offers a wide range of rolling bearings for electrical machines. Particularly designed for motors a...

431 PI Releases Tilt Stage for Rotary Air Bearings (July 10, 2017)
PI (Physik Instrumente) introduces the A-60x MTT, stainless steel multi-axis top that combines with its offerings of PIglide rotary air b...

432 Alliance Sensors Expands Linear Position Sensors for Power Generation (July 11, 2017)
H.G. Schaevitz LLC dba Alliance Sensors Group has released its LA-27-A series LVDT linear position sensors designed to handle the environ...

433 Intellidrives Introduces Large Aperture Stages (August 2, 2017)
The demand for a high accuracy, robust, open-frame stages is met with IntelLIDrives dual-axis, large aperture stages that address the uni...

434 Parsons Peebles Extends Medium and High Voltage Standard Motor Range (August 4, 2017)
Parsons Peebles recently launched their new medium and high voltage standard motors extending their current portfolio of engineered and d...

435 Drive Lines Space-Saving Gearheads Reduce Backlash (July 28, 2017)
Promising maintenance-free, long life operation with a highly compact design, the SWG gearhead can be specified with precision of better ...

436 Brother Gearmotors Introduces Line of Right Angle Hypoid Gearing Brushless DC Gearmotors (July 26, 2017)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

437 Stiebel Drive Technology Welcomes USA Sales Manager (July 26, 2017)
Stiebel Drive Technology is now strengthening its sales expertise in the North American market with the appointment of Timothy Ruiz. The ...

438 J.W. Winco Introduces Mini Indexing Plungers (June 13, 2017)
J.W. Winco, Inc. recently introduced GN 822.1 Metric Size, Stainless Steel Mini Indexing Plungers Lock-out and Non Lock-out Types, with O...

439 Timken Named One of America's Best Large Employers (June 12, 2017)
The Timken Company was recently named one of America's Best Large Employers by Forbes magazine. The list includes 500 companies and n...

440 Parker Launches Parker Automation Manager 1.3 (May 11, 2017)
Parker’s Electromechanical and Drives Division – North America is pleased to announce the release of Parker Automation Manage...

441 Trico Introduces Sensei Lubrication Intelligence System (May 12, 2017)
Trico Corporation, a provider of lubrication management solutions, recently introduced Sensei, a real-time lubrication intelligence syste...

442 Varvel Opens U.S. Subsidiary in Georgia (May 4, 2017)
Varvel has now inaugurated a new subsidiary in the United States. Varvel USA LLC confirms the group's interest in the flourishing Nor...

443 Zero-Max Right Angle Gear Drives Ensure Lifetime Lubrication (May 2, 2017)
Lifetime lubrication in Zero-Max “Crown” gear drives assures motion system designers of a smooth operating, quiet right angle...

444 Tolomatic Servo Actuator Designed for Food and Beverage Processing (April 20, 2017)
The Tolomatic IMA electric linear actuator is now available with a food-grade white epoxy coating and stainless steel components for wash...

445 Oerlikon Drive Systems India Gets Certified as Great Place to Work (May 17, 2017)
Oerlikon Drive Systems India has been certified by Great Place to Work Institute - a global authority in building, sustaining and recogni...

446 Bauer Gear Celebrates 90 Years of Innovation (May 22, 2017)
Celebrating its 90th year as a market leader, Bauer Gear Motor, a part of Altra Industrial Motion Corporation, is continuing to showcase ...

447 Kollmorgen Servo Drive System Reduces OEM Costs (June 9, 2017)
Kollmorgen offers the AKD-N Decentralized Servo System, which reduces costs for OEMs while increasing machine effectiveness and design fl...

448 Applied Motion Introduces PE Planetary Gearheads (May 30, 2017)
PE Planetary Gearheads maintain maximum efficiency at the highest speeds. They are notably light and extremely powerful, yet suitable for...

449 Varvel FRP680 Gearbox Maximizes Flexibility and Customization (May 26, 2017)
Varvel recently presented its new FRP680 gearbox, developed for use in the farming industry and especially for the international poultry ...

450 Warner Electric Offers New Generation of Brakes for Demanding Machining Applications (May 25, 2017)
Warner Electric has built more than 90 years of design and manufacturing experience into its latest Gen4 range of spring operated, electr...

451 Lafert North America Appoints Sales Representative and Account Manager (August 4, 2017)
Lafert North America, a manufacturer of metric AC Motors, metric gearboxes and coolant pumps, is pleased to announce the appointment of E...

452 Gadget Girls Visit Principal Manufacturing Corporation (August 10, 2017)
On July 19th, 35 girls between the ages of 12 and 16 visited ICATT (Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training) company Principa...

453 Sulzer Offers Key Components at Argentina Oil and Gas Expo 2017 (October 5, 2017)
As a fully independent service provider, Sulzer gathers vast experience in supporting oil and gas projects around the world. The business...

454 Motion Industries Names Lenard Vice President/General Manager in Dallas (October 27, 2017)
Motion Industries, Inc. has named Stacy Lenard Vice President/General Manager of the Company’s Dallas Division – effective Oc...

455 Cambridge Technology Launches Digital Servo Driver (October 4, 2017)
Cambridge Technology, a business unit of Novanta Corporation ("Novanta"), announced the launch of the DC3000 Plus, a new digita...

456 OES Offers Low Profile, Motorized Ball Bearing Linear Guide Stages (October 2, 2017)
Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers two series of low cost, low profile, motorized ball bearing linear guide (profile rail) po...

457 ABM Greiffenberger Offers Hoist and Angular Travel Drives (September 29, 2017)
Many mid-size crane manufacturers bank on complete hoist drive technology solutions from ABM Greiffenberger. These drives are specificall...

458 Exsys Expands Eppinger Hypoid Gearbox Offerings (November 2, 2017)
Exsys Tool, Inc. has further expanded its Eppinger gearbox offerings to include the HT-type hypoid gearboxes that feature compact, robust...

459 Schaeffler Announces New Logistics Center in Germany (November 13, 2017)
The board of managing directors of Schaeffler AG and its supervisory board have signed off on a 180 million-euro investment to build a ne...

460 Third Wave Systems AdvantEdge 7.4 Improves Report Generation Feature (November 28, 2017)
The next release for AdvantEdge focuses on improvements related to the reporting generation feature, data collection and additional enhan...

461 KISSsoft KISSsys and GEMS Programs Now Directly Interface, Exchange Data (November 27, 2017)
KISSsys is KISSsoft‘s system add-on that enables you to model complete gear units and drive trains. KISSsoft calculates the service...

462 KISSsoft Offers Selection of Predefined Gear Stages (November 16, 2017)
KISSsoft Release 03/2017 has a new function, the "Groups box", which lists a selection of predefined gear stages. These gear st...

463 Renold Gears Displays Range of Gearing Solutions at IAAPA (November 15, 2017)
Renold displayed its range of gearing solutions for theme park rides at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in November. IAAPA is the Internationa...

464 KHK Offers Diametral Pitch Gearing (September 25, 2017)
For over 80 years, the Kohara Gear trademark KHK has been synonymous with stock metric gears. Recognizing the fact that 80% of the gears ...

465 Voith Announces Management Changes (September 20, 2017)
The Shareholders' Committee of Voith Management GmbH has decided about the succession of Dr. Hubert Lienhard, long-standing president...

466 Aerotech Expands in Germany (August 24, 2017)
Aerotech celebrated the groundbreaking for its new Aerotech Germany office in Fürth, Germany. Construction and relocation to the new...

467 OES Linear Stage Series Can be Integrated into New and Existing Applications (August 25, 2017)
OES (Optimal Engineering Systems) offers ten high precision, low cost linear positioning stages that can be easily integrated into new an...

468 KISSsoft 03/2017 Release Allows Users to Evaluate Reliability of Gear Units, Individual Gears and Rolling Bearings (August 23, 2017)
A function in KISSsoft Release 03/2017 enables you to evaluate the reliability of gear units, individual gears and rolling bearings. ...

469 Thomson Actuator Synchronization Offers Stability for Large and Bulky Load Handling (August 17, 2017)
Thomson Industries, Inc., has announced availability of new synchronization capabilities for its Electrak HD heavy duty electromechanical...

470 Renold Gears Designs Heavy-Duty Gearbox Solution for Log Washer Manufacturer (August 14, 2017)
Renold Gears has designed a heavy-duty, custom gearbox solution for a manufacturer of a special type of coarse material washers known as ...

471 Forest City Gear Welcomes Process Engineer (September 5, 2017)
Forest City Gear has added Brian Gustafson to its growing team of process engineers, with responsibility for creating the routings, machi...

472 Pack Expo Preview: Kollmorgen (September 8, 2017)
Kollmorgen will be exhibiting at Pack Expo, September 25 – 27, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV. In addition to the company’s industry-...

473 Gearbox and Gear Motor Market Set for Steady Growth (September 18, 2017)
The global gearboxes and gear motors market is witnessing steady growth, augmented by the adoption of more energy-efficient gearboxes and...

474 Drive Lines Extends Bevel Gearbox Range (September 14, 2017)
A new size, the P-65, has been added to the Graessner PowerGear P range of bevel gearboxes available from Bedford-based Drive Lines. Bein...

475 Boston Gear Offers Series 700 Lubrication Video (September 11, 2017)
A new informative video has been produced by Boston Gear to help reduce Series 700 worm gear speed reducer failures and premature wear du...

476 Magnet Applications Hires Sales Manager (September 8, 2017)
Magnet Applications, Inc., a provider of compression bonded magnets, injection molded magnets and magnetic technical assemblies to the au...

477 Brother Gearmotors Introduces Expedited Delivery Service from Tennessee Manufacturing Facility (April 18, 2017)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

478 DSD Contributes to Magnetic Gearbox for Hydropower Applications (April 14, 2017)
Driveline engineering specialist, Drive System Design (DSD), is contributing to two innovative hydropower projects in the United States b...

479 KISSsoft Determines Misalignment of Bevel Gears in Latest Update (October 18, 2016)
The relative position of the pinion and the ring gear is critical in determining the wear patterns of bevel gears. To determine the bevel...

480 PI Offers High Speed Piezo Motion Stage (October 25, 2016)
The new P-616 NanoCube XYZ piezo scanner is a redesign of PI’s successful P-611, 3D positioning stage. Now based on a parallel...

481 BEI Kimco's Brushless Motors Meet Centrifuge Requirements (October 12, 2016)
BEI Kimco has met the high performance motor requirements for laboratory centrifuge machines. Centrifuges are used in biology, chemistry ...

482 Siemens Expands Servo Drive System for Geared Motor Applications (October 11, 2016)
Siemens has expanded its extensive drive portfolio for servo applications to include the Simotics S-1FG1 servo geared motors, which are d...

483 Acuro AX73 Completes Hengstler's Range of ATEX-Rated Absolute Rotary Encoders (October 7, 2016)
The new Hengstler Acuro AX73 is an optical encoder offering attributes such as ease of installation, high precision and compact dimension...

484 Pack Expo Preview: Kollmorgen (October 26, 2016)
Kollmorgen will exhibit its innovative motion solutions at Pack Expo, November 6 - 9, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Visitors to bo...

485 OES Offers Clear Aperture Vertical Rotation Stage (October 27, 2016)
The precision AR59-AV Motorized, 30 mm Clear Aperture Vertical Rotation Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) features a 180...

486 Gearing Solutions Offers New, Intuitive Website (November 17, 2016)
Gearing Solutions introduces an expanded lineup of GHP Gearheads which produce maximum torque in minimal space with a new, intuitive, use...

487 Power Electric Introduces Customized Hypoid Right Angle Gear Motors (November 16, 2016)
Power Electric has developed a new right angle gear motor with hypoid gears in an all-in-one compact size. The hypoid gears bring distinc...

488 Gear Motions Relaunches Pro-Gear Division, Offers Gear Grind Only Service (November 11, 2016)
The Pro-Gear Division of Gear Motions Inc. is being relaunched as a gear grind only division. Pro-Gear will focus exclusively on providin...

489 Stober Offers PS Two Speed Gearbox (November 3, 2016)
The Maysville, Kentucky gearbox manufacturer has introduced a new gearbox for the machine tool industry. The PS Two Speed gearbox featur...

490 R+W Releases STF Flange Mounted Torque Limiter (October 5, 2016)
In another new addition to its growing ST torque limiter lineup, R+W has recently launched a special heavy duty configuration for adaptat...

491 Intellidrives Offers Direct Drive Rotary Stage (October 4, 2016)
The ACR-32UT precision rotation stage is a low profile rotary table with a high-speed direct-drive rotary servo motor. The 32 m...

492 Intellidrives Offers Motion Systems with Intelligent Motors (August 19, 2016)
Intelligent actuators from Intellidrives are highly programmable, integrated actuators with a motor, encoder, amplifier, controller, USB ...

493 ABB Reorganizes Ring-Geared Mill Drive Offerings (August 19, 2016)
ABB has reorganized its ring-geared mill drive (RMD) portfolio to make it easier for its customers to identify and select the most suitab...

494 KISSsoft VDI 2736 Receives New Supplement for Calculating Plastic Crossed Helical Gear Deformation and Wear (August 17, 2016)
The application area of plastic gears has grown significantly in the last decade. The requirements from the industry to design stronger, ...

495 Nord Gear Assembles Industrial Gear Drives in Wisconsin (August 16, 2016)
Nord Gear Corporation is now assembling its line of Maxxdrive large industrial gear drives at the Waunakee, Wisconsin plant. With a build...

496 Force Control Posidyne Clutch Brakes Reduce Motor Shaft and Keyway Damage (August 12, 2016)
Posidyne long coupled C-Face clutch brakes from Force Control Industries are an excellent option for high cycle (50 to 300 CPM) applicati...

497 Brother Gearmotors Offers 3D CAD Drawings for 1-3 HP Motors (August 22, 2016)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

498 IHS Reports on Low-Voltage Motor Market (August 29, 2016)
Since the third quarter of 2014, the low-voltage motor market (i.e., integral horsepower motors rated at or below 690 volts) has struggle...

499 Brother Gearmotors Partners with American Control Electronics (October 4, 2016)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

500 Kollmorgen Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation (October 3, 2016)
Kollmorgen, a provider of motion systems and components, celebrates 100 years of innovation in 2016 while continuing to introduce pioneer...

501 Heidenhain Releases New Generation of LC Encoder Series (September 29, 2016)
Heidenhain Corporation has announced the start of series production of the new generation of LC encoders.  The LC xx5 Absolute Seale...

502 Dana Plans Gear Manufacturing Facility in Europe (September 15, 2016)
Dana Incorporated has announced that it plans to construct a state-of-the-art gear manufacturing facility in Europe.  The estab...

503 Malinowski Joins Ogura as Outdoor Power Products Manager (November 25, 2016)
Ogura Industrial Corp. is pleased to announce that Tim Malinowski has joined Ogura as the outdoor power products manager.  Through t...

504 Neugart Introduces Latest Compact Right-Angle Gearbox (November 25, 2016)
Neugart USA introduces its new compact right-angle, flange-mounted WPLFE gearbox for applications with tight space constraints and powerf...

505 Mayr Develops Braking Systems Equipped for Industry 4.0 Challenges (March 16, 2017)
Mayr Power Transmission offers a brake system with modules including the ROBA-brake-checker or the ROBA-torqcontrol that allows permanent...

506 KISSsoft Module Defines Gear Body Deformation (March 17, 2017)
For webbed gears, the deformation of the gear rim occurs in three dimensions and therefore cannot be calculated by the one-dimensional be...

507 Intellidrives Expands Linear Positioning Stage Series (March 15, 2017)
The Intellidrives BSMA-140H is a compact, high-performance linear positioning stage that is perfect for the confines of the laboratory wh...

508 ProFood Tech Preview: Kollmorgen (March 10, 2017)
Kollmorgen invites ProFood Tech attendees to visit Booth #2840  April 4 – 6, 2017, at McCormick Place in Chicago to learn more...

509 Parker Offers Miniature Direct-Drive Rotary Stage (March 9, 2017)
Parker’s Electromechanical and Drives Division ‒ North America is pleased to announce the release of the mPR (miniature preci...

510 Sulzer and ABB Announce U.K. Service Agreement for Large Motors and Generators (March 31, 2017)
As ABB’s first loyalty partner to provide workshop and repair services to its range of large motors and generators, Sulzer will pro...

511 Cooper Introduces Quick-Change Bearing Pedestals (April 5, 2017)
New SAFQ inch-series Cooper Quick-Change angled bearing pedestals are now in stock for immediate delivery as quick change-out replacement...

512 Hannover Fair Preview: Kollmorgen (April 11, 2017)
Kollmorgen uses EtherCAT as the system bus for the second generation of its AKD2G servo amplifier. High-performance communication with Et...

513 Genuine Parts Announces Strategic Agreement with Inenco Group (April 11, 2017)
Motion Industries, a leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, is pleased to announce that ...

514 Regal Beloit Launches Next Generation Skwezloc Locking Collar (April 10, 2017)
Regal Beloit Corporation debuted the next generation of its SealMaster Skwezloc Locking Collar concentric locking collar at ProMat 2017 i...

515 J.W. Winco Offers Hinges with Safety Switch in Stainless Steel (April 6, 2017)
J.W. Winco, Inc., a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers 316L Stainless Steel GN 139.5 Hin...

516 PI Introduces Miniature Linear Positioning Stage (March 8, 2017)
The L-402 compact linear stage is the newest addition to the suite of motion control solutions available from precision positioning syste...

517 AMETEK Solidstate Controls Appoints Technical Training Manager (February 14, 2017)
Craig Williams, a 16-year veteran of the power quality industry, has joined AMETEK Solidstate Controls (SCI) as technical training manage...

518 Drive Lines Attains New Quality Management Standard (December 29, 2016)
Drive Lines Technologies has become one of the UK’s first mechanical power transmission companies to be approved to the new, revise...

519 Viscotherm Rotodiff Gearbox Tester Lowers Energy Costs for Back-to-Back Gearbox Test Rigs (December 29, 2016)
Viscotherm's Rotodiff solution enables back-to-back test rigs to run with a fraction of the turbine's power while allowing to tes...

520 Ontario Drive & Gear Acquires Groupe Trudo and Engrenax Hydraulix (December 20, 2016)
Ontario Drive & Gear (ODG) recently announced the acquisition of Groupe Trudo Inc. and Engrenax Hydraulix Inc. Groupe Trudo Inc. (Tr...

521 LM76 Offers FoodStream Pillow and Flange Blocks (December 19, 2016)
FoodStream electrodeless nickel-plated pillow and flange blocks from LM76 are FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant linear motion components. They ...

522 Engineering Ingegneria Informatica and Comau Sign Maintenance Solutions Agreement (December 16, 2016)
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica and Comau have signed a global cooperation agreement. The companies will join forces to pursue the dev...

523 Kamat Introduces High-Pressure Pumps for Large Flow Volumes (January 3, 2017)
Kamat has now developed the first quintuplex pumps ready for series production on the basis of the redesigned triplex plunger pumps for p...

524 Nuttall Gear Implements NQA-1 Nuclear Quality Assurance Program (January 16, 2017)
Nuttall Gear has announced its implementation of the NQA-1 Nuclear Quality Assurance Program. This program allows Nuttall Gear to provide...

525 Brother Gearmotors Hires Director of Sales (February 13, 2017)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

526 Force Control Announces New Western Regional Manager (February 7, 2017)
Force Control Industries announces the addition of Mike Fox as new Western regional manager, supporting reps and distributors, OEM and in...

527 Nexen Introduces Complete Geared Bearing Solution (February 6, 2017)
Nexen Group, Inc. introduces a complete Geared Bearing solutions based on their innovative Roller Pinion System (RPS).  The new Gear...

528 PI Expands Line of Linear Motor Stages (January 27, 2017)
PI is expanding its PIMag series of high dynamics linear motor stages with two new models and a new motion controller. Stages are equippe...

529 Tech Products Isolation Mounts Offer Durability and Rugged Design (December 4, 2017)
Tech Products Corporation, a leader in vibration and shock isolation solutions, announces the latest line of fail-safe vibration mount ca...

530 Brother Gearmotors Partners with Dart Controls (December 5, 2017)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation offering a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional gearmotors an...

531 Carlyle Johnson Acquires Regent Controls (August 16, 2018)
The Carlyle Johnson Machine Company, a manufacturer of industrial clutches and brakes, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Regent C...

532 KISSsoft Offers Exact 3D Gear Models (August 23, 2018)
The manufacturing of complex workpieces, such as gears on five-axis milling machines, has increasingly established itself as an alternati...

533 Belden Universal Appoints General Manager (August 15, 2018)
Belden Universal, a manufacturer of highly specialized universal joints and drive shafts, has announced the appointment of Nick Sainati a...

534 Intellidrives ServoBelt Stage Offers Low Profile Robust Design (August 15, 2018)
Intellidrives ServoBelt Rotary Stage offers an economical solution for a variety of light and medium-duty rotary motion applications. It ...

535 Meritor Acquires AA Gear & Manufacturing (August 1, 2018)
Meritor, Inc. has recently acquired substantially all of the assets of AA Gear & Manufacturing, Inc. (“AAG”) and its subs...

536 Gear Motions Announces New Director of Operations and Corporate Controller (August 30, 2018)
Gear Motions announces long-time employee Dan Bartelli has been promoted to director of operations of Nixon Gear, and Anna Pastore has be...

537 GAM Releases Zero-Backlash Robotic Gearboxes (September 4, 2018)
GAM announces the release of the new GPL zero-backlash planetary gearboxes. The new gearboxes provide high precision and rigidity for h...

538 KISSsoft Offers 55 Plastics for Sizing Gears (September 26, 2018)
Nowadays, gear units are increasingly being made out of different types of plastic. In many cases, this class of materials is a good alte...

539 GWJ Technology Releases Latest Version of GearEngineer Software (September 27, 2018)
GearEngineer is a software program designed for calculating the real 3D tooth form in addition to the dimensioning and load capacity of...

540 Parker Launches New Version of Automation Manager (September 19, 2018)
Parker’s Electromechanical and Drives Division North America is pleased to announce the release of the Automation Manager 1.4, an u...

541 Grinding Machines Increase Quality and Productivity at Nixon Gear (September 18, 2018)
Two new grinding machines were recently added to production at Gear Motions’ Nixon Gear Division in Syracuse, NY.The Studer S121 is...

542 Kollmorgen Presents Motion Solutions at ROBO Business Expo 2018 (September 5, 2018)
Attendees of the 2018 ROBO Business Expo  (September 25-27, in Santa Clara, CA) are invited to visit Booth #505, where Kollmorgen wi...

543 KISSsoft Implements Bevel and Hypoid Gear Calculations (July 26, 2018)
In the ISO Committee, the scuffing load capacity calculation for bevel and hypoid gears is currently in draft form, and has been implemen...

544 Nord Expands Helical Worm Gear Line (July 20, 2018)
Manufacturers across a several industries will benefit from Nord Drivesystem’s newest helical-worm gear unit. The redesigned two-st...

545 Intellidrives Large Aperture Stages Offer High Accuracy in Open Frame (June 13, 2018)
The demand for a high accuracy, robust, open-frame stages is met with Intellidrives dual-axis, large aperture stages that address the uni...

546 SEPAC and Placid Industries Complete Merger and Integration (June 18, 2018)
SEPAC, an engineering company and manufacturer of motion control products including electromagnetic clutches and brakes, and Placid Ind...

547 Elgin Community College Joins ICATT Apprenticeship Program (June 6, 2018)
The Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT) Apprenticeship Program is proud to announce its newest Network College,...

548 GWJ Expands Automotive Engagement at Dritev Congress 2018 (June 5, 2018)
The International VDI Dritev Congress will be held June 27-28 in Bonn, Germany. The exhibition at the Dritev congress features a unique...

549 Stafford Rigid Couplings Prevent Axial and Radial Slippage (May 31, 2018)
A line of rigid couplings that are ideal for heavy, suspended loads on shafts used in mixers, pumps, fans and related drive systems has...

550 Danfoss Appoints Business Development Manager (June 22, 2018)
Danfoss has appointed Justin Thomas as business development manager of its Marine, Oil & Gas business for the company’s Power...

551 Portescap Ultra EC Motors Offer High Torque in Compact Package (June 26, 2018)
Portescap will be offering 2 more new length sizes under its ECT range of Ultra EC Brushless Slotless motors: the 35 mm 22ECT35 and the...

552 Forest City Gear Expands Quality Capabilities with Digital Magnification Technology (July 17, 2018)
Forest City Gear has added an EVO Cam advanced full-HD digital microscope to its Quality Assurance Lab to greatly speed and simplify the ...

553 Exsys Tool Expands Planetary Gearbox Range (July 11, 2018)
Exsys Tool, Inc. has expanded its line of Eppinger high-precision industrial gearboxes to include planetary-type gearboxes. The planeta...

554 Gearing Solutions Yaw Drives Offer Efficient Power-to-Weight Ratios (June 28, 2018)
Using unique roller gear technology, Gearing Solutions wind turbine Yaw Drives have an unparalleled power to weight ratio, achieving grea...

555 Igus Introduces Bearing Drylin W Exchange for Linear System (June 27, 2018)
Igus has introduced a new bearing, drylin W Exchange, for its drylin W linear system in which the liner can be replaced directly on the...

556 Gear Expo Becomes Motion + Power Technology Expo (September 27, 2018)
The new Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), formerly Gear Expo, has announced its inaugural event in October 2019. This unique t...

557 H2W Technologies Introduces Closed Loop Linear Stepper Stage (October 1, 2018)
The LSS-016-04-006-01A-ME is one of a new series of low profile linear stepper motor positioning stages that integrates an absolute lin...

558 JW Winco Extends Shaft Collar Range (November 23, 2018)
JW Winco, Inc., A Ganter Company, now offers an extended range of shaft collars that include a variety of different configurations. The p...

559 Nord Offers Bevel Gear Alternative to Worm Gear Units (November 27, 2018)
With the two-stage NORDBLOC.1 bevel gear unit, Nord launched high performance, washdown-optimized aluminum drives for hygienic applicatio...

560 Ogura Releases Animation on How a Supercharger/Blower Works (November 21, 2018)
Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how a supercharger/air blower works.  Many people are familiar with the term ...

561 GAM Offers Robotic Cycloidal Gearboxes (November 20, 2018)
GAM announces the release of the new GCL cycloidal gearboxes. The new gearboxes provide high precision and rigidity for horizontal and ...

562 Precision Gear Inc. Acquires Arrow Gear to Establish Precision Arrow Gear Group (November 19, 2018)
Precision Gear Inc. of College Point, NY is pleased to announce the acquisition of Arrow Gear Company of Downers Grove, Illinois. The Pur...

563 Kollmorgen Launches Dual-Axis AKD2G Servo Drive (November 28, 2018)
Kollmorgen announced the new AKD2G Servo Drive. The dual-axis AKD2G is one of the most power-dense industrial servo drives on the market....

564 JW Winco Chrome Plated Hinges Offer Stability and Compact Design (December 21, 2018)
JW Winco, Inc., A Ganter Company, now has available Chrome Plated GN 237 Hinges, Countersunk Thru Holes or Threaded Stud Type in Zinc Die...

565 Gear Motions Installs Laser Marking Machine at Nixon Gear Division (January 8, 2019)
Gear Motions is the proud owner of a new fiber laser marking machine which was recently installed at its Nixon Gear Division in Syracuse....

566 Siemens Develops Express Rail Service in Germany (January 3, 2019)
Labeled as the project of the century for the German metropolitan region, the Rhine-Ruhr express (RRX) will help alleviate the continuous...

567 Steel Company Utilizes Siemens Autonomous Stockyard Management System (December 31, 2018)
To improve air quality in China's urban centers, part of the country's counter measures has resulted in stockyard of iron, steel ...

568 IHS Markit Examines Low-Voltage Motors (December 28, 2018)
The low-voltage motor market contracted in 2016. Process industries were hit the hardest, largely due to depressed oil prices and oversup...

569 KISSsoft Offers Individual Design Elements in Software Packages (November 16, 2018)
KISSsoft's modular software includes international calculation standards, as well as a multitude of sizing and optimization options f...

570 CMI Time Management Releases TouchTime III Management Terminal (November 13, 2018)
CMI Time Management, a global provider of innovative workforce and resource management products for companies in a variety of major indus...

571 Pack Expo Preview: Kollmorgen (October 8, 2018)
Pack Expo attendees are invited to visit booth N-5251 for exciting, new-to-the-show demos of the company’s motion technology, inclu...

572 Renk AG Offers Intelligent Solutions for Wind Turbines (October 12, 2018)
At WindEnergy 2018 in Hamburg, Renk AG presented two product innovations with the EQ-Gear gearbox and the EQ-Flex couplings. The gearbo...

573 IDC-USA Merges with AD (October 5, 2018)
AD, the contractor and industrial products wholesale buying/marketing group, announced today the merger with IDC-USA, effective January...

574 OES High Load, Low Profile XY Stage Features High Resolution and High Repeatability (October 3, 2018)
OES (Optimal-Engineering Systems, Inc.) has added a new, larger, high load, precision  stage to it's extensive line of precisi...

575 Bison Gear Raises More Than $20,000 at Charitable Golf Outing (October 2, 2018)
BisonCares hosted its thirteenth Annual Charitable Golf Outing in St. Charles, IL on Monday, September 17. More than $20,000 was raised...

576 ABM Greiffenberger Releases New Parallel Shaft Gear (October 15, 2018)
The new FGA 172/173 parallel shaft gear from ABM Greiffenberger meets the stringent demands imposed on materials handling facilities in i...

577 Forest City Gear Adds Metal Alloy Analysis to Gear Inspection Capabilities (October 16, 2018)
Forest City Gear can now perform fast, comprehensive analysis and verification of metal alloys for quality assurance and control using ...

578 United Stars Acquires Precision Gears (November 5, 2018)
United Stars, Inc. has announced it has acquired Precision Gears, Inc., a nearly 100-year old producer of custom gears for agriculture, f...

579 Thomson Offers RediMount Upgrade Option for Motors or Gears (October 25, 2018)
Thomson Industries, Inc. has launched an upgraded RediMount option, a pre-engineered, modular adapter kit for seamlessly installing motor...

580 Motion Industries Adds Product Sales Manager (October 25, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, is pleased to announce the addition of Hal Midkiff as produc...

581 OES Introduces Compact 100 MM Rotary Stage (October 18, 2018)
Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) now offers a high precision, low profile, compact motorized rotary stage, the AY110-100-SC. This ...

582 Varvel Releases FRP680 Gearbox Catalog (May 29, 2018)
Varvel recently published a new product catalog for the FRP680 gearbox, which is specially designed to drive the ground-level linear fe...

583 Kollmorgen Features Motion Solutions at 2018 Robotics Summit & Showcase (May 24, 2018)
Attendees of the 2018 Robotics Summit & Showcase (May 23-24, in Boston, MA) are invited to visit Booth #210, where Kollmorgen will ...

584 Varvel Offers RS and RT Series Worm Gearboxes (January 19, 2018)
The Varvel RS and RT series worm gearboxes demonstrate the company’s versatility and innovation for a variety of demanding applicat...

585 OES Introduces Cross-Roller Linear Stages (January 22, 2018)
Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers a high precision series of low cost, low profile motorized single axis positioning stages....

586 Senator Gillibrand Visits Gear Motions' Niagara Gear Facility (January 18, 2018)
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand paid a visit to Gear Motions’ Niagara Gear facility in Buffalo, NY on Monday, January 8. After tour...

587 CTI Symposia Germany and China Call for Papers (January 16, 2018)
Worldwide, the automotive industry is undergoing a major technological transformation. A rollout of electric cars and commercial veh...

588 Sulzer Doubles High Voltage Testing to Improve Repair Times (January 15, 2018)
Performance testing of high voltage motors and generators is usually carried out to determine benchmark data following a major repair. Ho...

589 Bison Gear Launches Web-Based 3D CAD Configurator (January 24, 2018)
Bison Gear and Engineering has launched an all-new online configurator of digital CAD models for their most popular gearmotors. The confi...

590 Dana Offers Axle/Gearbox Combination for Drum Rollers (January 25, 2018)
Dana Incorporated has announced a new, optimized axle/gearbox combination for small- and medium-sized single drum rollers that enables or...

591 Neugart Right-Angle Gearbox Features Compact and Flexible Mechanical Design (February 5, 2018)
The WPSFN from Neugart is the latest in the company’s precision right-angle planetary gearboxes. Thanks to its standard flange in...

592 IDC Germany Partners with IDC-USA (February 2, 2018)
Headquartered within the industrial region of Herzogenaurach, IDC Germany has over thirty years of experience manufacturing precision r...

593 Gear Motions Announces Retirement of Samuel R. Haines (January 30, 2018)
Samuel R. Haines has retired from his position as CFO of Gear Motions, Inc. effective at the end of 2017, following 44 years of...

594 Tolomatic Choke Valve Actuator Improves Managed Pressure Drilling Process (January 26, 2018)
The new Tolomatic ServoChoke SVC electric choke valve actuator meets requirements for a more flexible and reliable high-speed actuator in...

595 Twiflex Provides Single-Source Hydraulic Brake Packages (January 12, 2018)
Twiflex, a leader in advanced industrial braking technologies, now offers a variety of  standard and custom hydraulic brake packages...

596 Gearing Solutions Offers 5 hp Flexframe Speed Reducer (January 10, 2018)
Gearing Solutions introduces its FlexFrame™5 HP face mounted speed reducer with patented adaptors which allow them to be used with eithe...

597 Forest City Gear Expands Small Diameter ID/OD Grinding Capability (December 13, 2017)
Forest City Gear has expanded its capabilities for the hard finishing of smaller diameter gears with particularly tight ID and length tol...

598 Matrix SMB Range Offers Reactive Market Solution (December 15, 2017)
Matrix International has built on its formidable reputation for Servo Motor Brakes (SMB) with the introduction of its SMB range in standa...

599 Bison Gear Welcomes Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (December 13, 2017)
As a follow-up to his visit to Bison Gear & Engineering for National Manufacturing Day in 2014, Governor Rauner took time on Thursday...

600 Forest City Gear Earns Women's Business Enterprise Certification (December 12, 2017)
Forest City Gear has successfully met the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s standards for certification as a Wom...

601 KISSsoft Adds Plastic Materials Manager Function (December 6, 2017)
It is often the case that plastics manufacturers don't provide any data that is relevant for calculations when they supply their prod...

602 Lenze Enlarges Board of Directors (December 22, 2017)
Lenze, a global leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, is enl...

603 PI Direct Drive Linear Motor Stages Deliver Nanometer Resolution (January 2, 2018)
PI has released a new precision feedback option for its linear stages equipped with direct-drive ironless 3-phase motors. The V-551 famil...

604 Nord Drivesystems Expands MaxxDrive Gearbox Line (January 9, 2018)
If you need a dependable, high performance gearbox able to handle the most demanding bulk material handling applications, cement and stee...

605 Motion Industries Announces Executive Changes (January 8, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc. recently announced three management changes, effective December 11, 2017. Tim Breen, Motion Industries president ...

606 Gear Motions Begins Partnership with Southeast Industrial Solutions (January 3, 2018)
Gear Motions has announced a new partnership with Southeast Industrial Solutions. SEIS is a professional manufacturers' representati...

607 Siemens Opens Mindsphere Application Center for Power Generation in Berlin (January 3, 2018)
Siemens is "making digital real" with the opening of its latest energy services facility in Berlin, a new MindSphere Applicatio...

608 Marsh Bellofram Announces Flame Management Division (February 6, 2018)
The Marsh Bellofram Group of Companies has announced the creation of its new BelGAS FM (Flame Management) division, further divers...

609 Intellidrives Open Center XY Stages Meet Unique Industry Needs (February 8, 2018)
The demand for a high accuracy, robust, open-frame stages is met with IntelLIDrives dual-axis, large aperture stages that address the uni...

610 Siemens Offers Next Generation of Simotics XP Motors (April 26, 2018)
With its new generation of Simotics XP motors, Siemens is providing a technologically integrated platform concept encompassing all explos...

611 Electromate Offers High Performance Servo Gearbox (May 3, 2018)
The SPH inline planetary gearbox is GAM’s latest solution for today’s demanding motion control challenges. With helical gea...

612 Forest City Gear Adds Director of Sales (April 16, 2018)
Forest City Gear has hired Erik J. Spurling as director of sales to oversee the activities of the company’s network of direct and...

613 Aerotech Introduces ECO Series Linear Stages (April 16, 2018)
Aerotech´s ECO-LM and ECO-SL series linear stages combine high performance and rugged mechanical design in a cost-effective, econom...

614 B&R Automation Software Simplifies Management of Machine Variants (April 9, 2018)
Modular applications can now be implemented even more easily. B&R's new software component, mapp IO, makes it possible to add I/O...

615 Gear Testing at Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation Delivers Timely, Efficient Results (May 7, 2018)
Experimental proof of load carrying capacity, excitation behavior or efficiency is obligatory in the development process of most transm...

616 Portescap Expands Ultra EC Motor Range (May 9, 2018)
Portescap is proud to announce the expansion of the Ultra EC range of brushless DC slotless motors with the introduction of the new 30ECT...

617 Brother IPMax Gearmotors Offer Compact, Lightweight Option (May 22, 2018)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearm...

618 Engineering Student Finds Leadership Opportunities at College of DuPage (May 18, 2018)
COD student Josie Suter has gained industry experience and leadership opportunities through the engineering program at College of DuPag...

619 Iwis Offers Transfer Chains for Gentle, Clean Conveying (May 18, 2018)
Transfer chains are used in many different industrial applications where goods need to be conveyed to the next stage of the production pr...

620 Expo Pack 2018 Preview: Nord Gear (May 10, 2018)
Nord Gear brings integrated material handling solutions to Expo Pack 2018, June 5-8, 2018 at the Expo Santa Fe Mexico, Mexico City, Mex...

621 IDC-USA Adds Brewer Machine & Gear to Marketplace (March 29, 2018)
Known as the “original” line of universal tensioners, idlers, and positioners, Brewer Machine & Gear Co. was the first ...

622 JW Winco Offers Gear Lever Handles (March 21, 2018)
JW Winco, Inc. now offers GN 310 Steel and Stainless Steel Gear Lever Handles, available in inch as well as metric sizes. Both versions o...

623 NKE Prepares to Meet Future Challenges in Bearings Market (February 16, 2018)
Based in the Austrian city of Steyr, bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH has been part of the Fersa Group since January 2016. The gro...

624 AutomationDirect Introduces General Purpose, Rolled-Steel AC Motors (February 19, 2018)
New MTR2 series IronHorse general purpose, rolled-steel motors from AutomationDirect are available in 1-phase and 3-phase versions and of...

625 Varvel Produces Custom Gearboxes in addition to Standard Offerings (February 16, 2018)
The Varvel Group can produce custom gearboxes to satisfy specific needs including a gearbox developed for an American customer that pro...

626 FVA REXS Designed to Establish Industry-Wide Standard for Exchanging Gearbox Data (February 15, 2018)
The software landscape in the field of gearbox development, simulation, and production is extremely diverse today. Although these program...

627 Brother Gearmotors Announces New National Sales Director (February 8, 2018)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

628 Tim Breen Named 2017 GPC Manager of the Year (February 21, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that its parent company, Genuine Parts Company (GPC), named Motion Industries President &a...

629 Aegis Software Announces Quality Management System (February 26, 2018)
Aegis Software announces the unveiling of their new quality management capabilities that complement Aegis’ FactoryLogix existing In...

630 Stafford Introduces Large Bore Shaft Components for Heavy Duty Vehicles (March 19, 2018)
A line of large bore shaft collars, couplings, and mounts that are ideal for heavy-duty special purpose commercial and military vehicle...

631 Magnet Applications Names Lundy Business Development Manager (March 12, 2018)
Magnet Applications, Inc., a provider of compression bonded magnets, injection molded magnets and magnetic technical assemblies to the ...

632 Rexnord Launches 390 Series Chain for Beverage Industry (March 2, 2018)
The Rexnord 390 Series MatTop Chain is designed to optimize tight transfers in the beverage, food, metal container manufacturing and phar...

633 Vesconite Appoints Strategic Account Manager (March 1, 2018)
Vesconite has appointed Guenter Lorenz as its new German Strategic Account Manager. Company CEO Dr Jean-Patrick Leger recently made the...

634 Baldor Names Waite Motor Product Management Director (August 11, 2016)
Baldor Electric Co. recently named Ryan Waite director of motor product management for its global NEMA motor business. Waite is responsib...

635 Kollmorgen Offers New Automation and Motion Control Catalog (August 8, 2016)
Kollmorgen’s new Automation and Motion Control catalog details the features, benefits and specifications of the company’s com...

636 Mazak Unveils Next Generation iSMART Factory Concept (December 10, 2014)
Yamazaki Mazak headquarters in Aichi, Japan, recently announced its new Mazak iSMART Factory concept. Mazak will eventually designate all...

637 Jergens Expands Pallet Solutions Line (December 16, 2014)
Jergens, Inc.'s range of pallet solutions has been expanded to include two more styles, a 4-Pin pallet and a manual version of the co...

638 Arrow Gear Becomes Distributor for SAMP Gears (December 9, 2014)
Arrow Gear has signed an exclusive agreement with SAMP of Bologna, Italy to market and sell their gear products in North America. Arrow G...

639 David Brown Gear Systems Opens Facility in Philippines (November 26, 2014)
David Brown Gear Systems, a supplier of industrial gearboxes and aftermarket services for applications in the world’s core ind...

640 Quality Transmission Components Rebranded as QTC Metric Gears (November 10, 2014)
Designatronics, Inc., a provider of complete mechatronic engineered solutions and services to the aerospace and defense, robotics, pac...

641 'Roll-Slide Mini' Carriage and Rail Linear Motion Systems Now Available From LM76 (December 18, 2014)
Low cost, "Roll-Slide Mini" carriage and rail linear motion systems are now available from LM76 in lengths from 160mm (6.3...

642 Revolvo Assists in Sewage Treatment on River Thames (January 5, 2015)
The sewage treatment works at Beckton, on the River Thames, is the largest in the UK and has to treat a vast volume of waste water. Part ...

643 Brother Gearmotors to Showcase Customer Benefits at WestPack (January 28, 2015)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers sub-fractional AC gearmotors and reducers for the food an...

644 Kent Furst Named Manager of Freedonia Group's Polymers and Materials Group (February 4, 2015)
Kent Furst was recently promoted to manager of the polymers and materials group at The Freedonia Group, Inc.  Furst has worked as ...

645 Motion Industries Releases Updated General Product Catalog (January 27, 2015)
Motion Industries, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, recently announced the release...

646 Maxon Motors Introduces Right Angle Gearheads (January 26, 2015)
Maxon Precision Motors recently introduced right angle gearheads designed to be configured with Maxon’s 22 mm and 32 mm DC motors.&...

647 J.W. Winco Introduces New Steel and Stainless Steel Door Hinges (January 8, 2015)
J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, recently announced it now offers GN 129.2 steel and stainless ste...

648 New Redex Gears Offer Increased Versatility (November 10, 2014)
Versatility is the key issue for manufacturers of multi-axis milling machines and vertical turning lathes. The same machine must be able ...

649 Siemens Simatic 427D Microbox IPC Upgraded with Third Generation Intel Processor (November 10, 2014)
Siemens Simatic 427D Microbox IPC has been upgraded with the third generation Intel Core i7 (1.7 GHz) processor for high system performan...

650 Altra Couplings Solves Vibration Issues for Large Pumps (August 7, 2014)
A large raw water pumping station in Malaysia was suffering from severe vibration problems with the drivetrains on a number of large pump...

651 Zero-Max Offers Right Angle Gear Drives (August 14, 2014)
Lubricated for life with Beacon 325 premium grade grease, Zero-Max Crown drives feature heat treated AGMA Class 10 spiral bevel gears. Th...

652 Maxon Motor and Gearhead Boast High Speed and Low Heat (August 1, 2014)
The new brushless drive with a diameter of 19 mm has been specially designed for high speeds and features low heat development and extrem...

653 Multivac Relies on Kollmorgen for Pneumatic to Electric Transition (July 25, 2014)
An increasing number of companies in the packaging machine industry have chosen electrical servo technology – mainly to replace mot...

654 Robotics to Take Center Stage at IANA During IMTS (July 22, 2014)
Attendees at this year’s Industrial Automation North America (Industrial Automation NA) trade show and conference co-located with t...

655 Ideal Gear Appoints President (August 21, 2014)
Ideal Gear and Machine Works Inc. recently announced the appointment of Jim Mantei as president. Mantei has more than 25 years experience...

656 Schafer Appoints Gear Unit General Manager (August 25, 2014)
Bipin Doshi, president of Schafer Industries, has announced the appointment of Scott Childers as general manager of the company’s G...

657 KISSsoft Adds Beveloid Gears Module (October 28, 2014)
Beveloid gears have their own new module in the KISSsoft system (module ZH1). Sizing and dimensioning of beveloid gears have been impleme...

658 John Oller Named Engineering Manager at Rj Link (October 16, 2014)
Rj Link International Inc. is pleased to announce that John Oller has been named as Engineering Manager. Oller will be responsible for en...

659 Hygienic Gearbox Meets Food and Pharma Standards (October 7, 2014)
Neugart USA has designed its new HLAE gearbox from the ground up for use in food processing, pharmaceutical and other industries with str...

660 Stafford Offers Staff-Lok Hinged Shaft Collars (August 27, 2014)
A line of lever-actuated hinged shaft collars now offered with a mounting flat to create high-strength, quick-change pipe mounts and pipe...

661 Browning Expands Size Range for Energy-Saving Tenso-set Motor Base (February 6, 2015)
Browning recently introduced an expanded range of sizes at AHR for its self-tensioning Tenso-set motor base. The expanded produ...

662 North American Robotics Market has Strongest Year Ever in 2014 (February 6, 2015)
Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in 2014, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry&rsqu...

663 Weiss Challenges Axis of Power, Efficiency of Cost With 3-Axis Design (April 23, 2015)
In an effort to advance palletizing applications that do not require the traditional SCARA (Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm) syst...

664 Timken Opens State-of-the-Art Gear Drive Manufacturing Facility in Houston (April 24, 2015)
The Timken Company recently announced the opening of a new, 27,000-square-foot  gear drive manufacturing facility in Houston, TX. An...

665 Krohne Announces it Now Manufactures Range of Level Products in the U.S. (April 21, 2015)
Krohne, Inc. recently announced that it now produces a wide range of level products at its Peabody, MA facility, offering a 10-day lead t...

666 Ringfeder Offering New Series of Flange Couplings for Heavy Duty Applications (April 15, 2015)
Ringfeder Power Transmission is now offering its new RfN 5571 series of flange couplings for heavy duty applications. These couplings off...

667 AKGears Unveils Latest Tooth Root Fillet Optimization Software (April 14, 2015)
AKGears recently introduced the only commercially available tooth root fillet optimization software that defines the tooth root fillet pr...

668 Regal Demonstrates Bearings, Gear Reducers and More at AGG1 (April 30, 2015)
Regal Power Transmission Solutions recently demonstrated its aggregate-duty bearings, gear reducers and life-cycle support services at AG...

669 Santasalo Launches Quatro+ Planetary Gears (May 18, 2015)
Santasalo recently introduced their new series of planetary gear units to the global industrial market. The new Quatro+ range offers high...

670 Motion Control Association and Motion & Motor Association Merge to Become MCMA (June 22, 2015)
The Motion Control Association (MCA) and the Motor & Motion Association (SMMA) recently completed a merger that combines the two lead...

671 U.S. Speed Changer, Industrial High-Speed Drive, and Gear Manufacturing Industry Shipment (June 12, 2015)
This latest Speed Changer, Industrial High-Speed Drive, and Gear Manufacturing Industry report provides the most updated market research ...

672 EFD Induction Awarded Orders for Induction Scanners to Harden Sun Gears and Output Shafts (May 26, 2015)
EFD Induction USA has recently won major orders from two American tier-one automotive suppliers.The orders involve EFD Induction ‘H...

673 Sprint Electric Offers Extended Range of DC Drives From Stock (May 22, 2015)
With its recently extended ranges of DC motor controllers, Sprint Electric has a comprehensive offering of products incorporating the lat...

674 Bonfiglioli Announces New TQK Series Right-Angle Precision Gearbox (April 6, 2015)
Bonfiglioli recently announced the new TQK series -- Right-Angle Precision Gearbox version. This precision gearbox is complementary to th...

675 Arrow Gear Appoints Klein VP of Sales and Marketing, Guggenheim VP of Operations (April 1, 2015)
Arrow Gear Company recently announced the appointment of Kerry Klein as vice president of sales and marketing and Mark Guggenheim as vice...

676 Novak First Woman Elected to Bison Gear Board of Directors (February 27, 2015)
Bison Gear and Engineering is pleased to announce the election of Laurel Novak to their Board of Directors.  Novak will represent th...

677 Siemens Introduces Three-week Lead Time on Generation II 1FK7 Servomotors (March 2, 2015)
Siemens Industry, Inc. recently announced a further reduction in lead times for Generation II of its Simotics 1FK7 servomotors. High...

678 Gear Motions' Oliver Gear Division Acquires New Hera 350 Gear-Hobbing Machine (February 25, 2015)
Gear Motions, a precision gear manufacturer, recently acquired new gear-cutting technology for its Oliver Gear Division in Buffalo, NY. ...

679 ITAMCO Gets Invite to Grid Cell Program (February 13, 2015)
Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) was recently invited to display their technology products at the Advanced Materia...

680 Schneeberger Announces Miniscale Plus Optical Encoder (February 9, 2015)
Schneeberger Linear Technology recently announced the new Miniscale Plus optical encoder system now with resolutions to 0.1 micron. Minis...

681 GWJ Technology Launches New Version of System Calculation for Gearboxes (March 2, 2015)
GWJ Technology GmbH, a manufacturer of calculation software for machine elements and gears, recently launched a new version of its system...

682 Paresh Shah Named Operations Manager of Schafer Industries (March 9, 2015)
Bipin Doshi, president of Schafer Industries  recently announced the appointment of Paresh Shah as operations manager of the company...

683 Asahi Intecc Offering Drive Cables in Expanded Size Range (April 1, 2015)
Asahi Intecc now offers high speed rotation stainless steel miniature drive cables for medical device and industrial applications requiri...

684 Pittman Motors Expands PLG Planetary Gearbox Offering (March 30, 2015)
Pittman Motors recently expanded its gearbox offerings with the introduction of PLG24, PLG42K, PLG42S, PLG52, and PLG63 planetary gearbox...

685 Cleveland Gear Names Edward McTernan Vice President of Sales and Marketing (March 27, 2015)
Cleveland Gear recently named Edward McTernan the vice president of sales and marketing. McTernan was formally product manager for the m...

686 Brother Gearmotors Expands Selection of High Torque Mid-Series Gearmotors (March 12, 2015)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers sub-fractional AC gearmotors and reducers for the food an...

687 Bison Launches Improved Gear Reducer (July 7, 2014)
Lighter weight with more power, the New 881 parallel shaft gear reducer is available for a wide array of applications. The 881 reducer is...

688 Stober Drives Expands Gearbox Series (June 16, 2014)
Stober Drives, Inc. is expanding its KSS stainless steel gearbox series by adding ratios that allow customers to use smaller reducers at lower speeds. The “K” series is a right-angle, helical bevel gearbox...

689 Hansen Expands Market Share on Single Stage Gear Units (October 16, 2013)
Hansen Industrial Transmissions has been successful in selling single stage blower drives.Having no dedicated single stage solution for t...

690 ALCprecision Changes Name to Precipart (October 28, 2013)
Precipart Group, a global supplier of precision custom mechanical components, gears and motion control assemblies for medical technology,...

691 Emerson Presents Worm Gear Reducer (October 14, 2013)
Emerson Industrial Automation's Morse Raider Plus speed reducers utilize advanced finishing techniques, additional bearings and speci...

692 Rexnord Introduces Targeted Life Gear Sets (October 11, 2013)
Rexnord introduces its newest product offering, Falk Targeted Life Gear Sets, engineered for applications when the life of a mill or mine...

693 NTP Releases Gear Expo Numbers (October 9, 2013)
National Trade Productions, Inc. (NTP), recently announced notable show growth metrics for its client, the American Gear Manufacturers As...

694 Rexnord Manufactures Largest Falk Ring Gear (October 30, 2013)
Rexnord has completed the manufacture of its largest Falk Ring Gear in weight and horsepower — 250,000 pounds (113,000 kilograms) a...

695 Metallized Carbon Appoints Andrian as Quality Assurance Manager (October 31, 2013)
Roxanne Andrian will fill the position of quality assurance manager and will oversee the operations of the quality assurance department a...

696 Haines Joins Lafert as Product Manager - Gearing (November 8, 2013)
Richard Haines has joined Lafert NA, as the new product manager - gearing. Haines brings with him years of experience in power transmissi...

697 REM-C Provides Bridge for Robotics and Engineering (November 7, 2013)
REM-C, a university/industry partnership is pleased to announce its formation. REM-C (Roboticists, Engineers & Manufacturers Consorti...

698 Stober Expands PHQ Gear Series (November 7, 2013)
Stober Drives, Inc., a high-efficiency gearbox manufacturer in Maysville, Ky., has added two additional sizes to it...

699 IHS Examines Global Geared Products Expansion (November 6, 2013)
Suppliers of geared products for mobile industrial equipment applications can look forward to a 16 percent increase in total market reven...

700 Boston Gear Expands Stainless Steel Gear Drives (October 7, 2013)
A new line of Boston Gear stainless steel, right angle helical bevel gear drives is now available with output torque up to 7.700 lb.in. (...

701 AutomationDirect Adds Air-to-Air Exchangers (October 4, 2013)
AutomationDirect has expanded its Stratus line to include air-to-air heat exchangers in 120VAC and 24 VDC models. This air-to-air heat ex...

702 Arrow Gear Appoints CFO (August 29, 2013)
Arrow Gear is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Mazzarella as the company’s new chief financial officer (CFO). Mazzarel...

703 Redex Invests in Gear Center (September 5, 2013)
Redex has invested more than 20 million euros upgrading the company´s industrial organization to the most modern levels. The compan...

704 IPPE 2019 Preview: Nord Gear Corporation (January 10, 2019)
Nord Gear Corporation is attending the world's largest annual poultry, meat and feed industry event, the International Production &am...

705 Rexnord Acquires Micro Precision Gear Technology (August 27, 2013)
Rexnord recently announced that it has acquired the assets of Micro Precision Gear Technology Limited (“Micro-Precision”), a ...

706 Kollmorgen Expands AKM Motor Line (August 23, 2013)
Kollmorgen introduces their new line of robust stainless steel AKMH Motors based on the acclaimed AKM series. Designed specifically to ad...

707 Oerlikon Shares Knowledge at World Tribology Congress (September 9, 2013)
High-performance transmission specialist Oerlikon Graziano shares its extensive knowledge and innovative research techniques at the World...

708 Infigen Energy Chooses Romax for Remote Monitoring Services (September 13, 2013)
Infigen Energy, owner and operator of 24 wind farms across the USA and Australia has chosen Romax as its independent provider to support ...

709 GAM Gear Merges into GAM Enterprises (October 4, 2013)
GAM, a leading manufacturer of precision gear reducers, servo couplings, linear mounting kits, and other innovative products used in auto...

710 Aerotech Delivers X-Y Linear Motor Stage (September 25, 2013)
Aerotech has introduced a new X-Y linear motor stage with industry-leading geometric and dynamic performance for applications where strai...

711 Arrow Gear Displays Aerospace Work at Gear Expo (September 23, 2013)
Joe Arvin, president and COO of Arrow Gear, displayed the various aerospace components that make the company synonymous with the aerospac...

712 FCG Talks Shop at Gear Expo 2013 (September 20, 2013)
Fred Young, owner and operator of Forest City Gear (FCG), proudly displayed a table full of various gears during the latest installment o...

713 PT Tech Welcomes Marketing Manager (November 15, 2013)
PT Tech, Inc., a U.S. manufacturing and engineering firm for industrial clutches, brakes and controls, welcomes Stacey Urdiales as the ne...

714 C&U Americas Move to Larger Facility (November 21, 2013)
C&U Americas, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, has moved its overall operations to a new and larger facility. The ...

715 Siemens Awards Software Grant to Ohio College (February 20, 2014)
From its historic Norwood Motor Manufacturing Facility, Siemens recently announced a $66.8 million in-kind software grant to Cincinnati S...

716 Aerotech Moves to Larger Facility in United Kingdom (February 20, 2014)
As part of continued expansion in the global precision motion and automation systems arena, Aerotech Inc. - the Pittsburgh-USA headquarte...

717 Brevini S Series Answers Mining Challenges (February 14, 2014)
Mining across the globe takes many forms but one factor is common to all of them, the need for robust and reliable machinery. From open c...

718 AutomationDirect Offers Stepper Gearboxes (February 12, 2014)
AutomationDirect’s new SureGear PGCN series of stepper gearboxes is a suitable choice for stepper and other motion control applicat...

719 Heidenhain Hires North American Product Manager for Controls (February 10, 2014)
Heidenhain Corporation recently announced the new hire of John Parker as the North American Product Manager for Controls. Bringing nearly...

720 Bell-Everman Introduces Sealed Linear Stages (February 26, 2014)
A new line of ballscrew- and linear-motor-driven sealed motion stages has been developed by Bell-Everman, Inc.  SLS Sealed Linear St...

721 Bauer Gear PMSM Series Offers Efficiency and Flexibility (March 7, 2014)
The IE2 regulations effectively cleaned-up the lower efficiency end of the market; if an application requires a motor to operate rarely, ...

722 NKE Offers Rolling Bearings for Gearboxes (June 10, 2014)
NKE Austria offers rolling bearings for industrial gearboxes that meet the efficiency and reliability requirements of a wide range of sectors, such as general machinery, mining, material handling systems and heavy machinery...

723 Aerotech Introduces Ball-Screw Stage with Linear Encoder (June 6, 2014)
A compact, high-performance linear positioning stage, Aerotech’s MPS75SLE features exceptionally smooth travel combined with outstanding accuracy, repeatability and positioning resolution capability...

724 Voith Presents Drive Components at Power-Gen Europe (June 3, 2014)
From June 3-5, 2014, Voith will present efficient and innovative drive components for the energy sector at Power-Gen Europe in Cologne...

725 Kollmorgen Expands Dealer Network in India (March 7, 2014)
Kollmorgen is expanding its presence in India. The motion control specialists completed a distributor agreement with the Ruju Corporation...

726 Parker Releases Remote Manager App (February 4, 2014)
Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division is pleased to announce the release of the Parker Remote Manager mobile application f...

727 Baldor Gear Reducer Can Improve Uptime (January 30, 2014)
No plant can afford to have processing lines shut down when inspectors find corrosion or other damage that can result from the cleaning...

728 Precipart to Exhibit Gears at MD&M West (December 16, 2013)
Precipart, a global supplier of custom mechanical components, gears and motion control assemblies, will be exhibiting at MD&M West, F...

729 Aerotech Offers Compact Lift Stages (December 19, 2013)
Compact new MPS-SV lift stages from Aerotech deliver high performance elevation motion control for both laboratory research and hi...

730 IHS Examines Global Medium Voltage Motor Sales (December 11, 2013)
In 2012, strong medium voltage (MV) motor drive sales growth in North America offset weaker sales in China, which resulted in global MV D...

731 Aldinger Joins Wittenstein North America (December 6, 2013)
Wittenstein North America welcomes Lars Aldinger to the United States, as he begins a new role as vice president of production, after ser...

732 Rexnord Offers Falk Forged Fabricated Gear Sets (November 27, 2013)
Rexnord launches its Falk Forged Fabricated Gear Sets offering for a variety of industrial applications in the mining, cement, power gene...

733 Kollmorgen and Segway Team Up for x2 Give Away (January 13, 2014)
Riding (or some say driving), a Segway Personal Transporter (PT) should be on everyone’s bucket list — owning one is an even ...

734 Schneeberger Minirail Announces Complimentary Axis (January 13, 2014)
Schneeberger Minirail offers tight tolerances and smooth running products. With innovations like ball retention clips and a new Miniscale...

735 PTDA Canadian Conference to Offer Networking and Knowledge (January 29, 2014)
Since its debut in 2002, the PTDA Canadian Conference has become a powerful business conclave for Canada’s power transmission/motio...

736 Macron Dynamics Hires National Sales Manager (January 27, 2014)
Macron Dynamics, Inc., a manufacturer of linear robotic motion systems and belt driven linear actuators, has announced that Michael Giunt...

737 Bodine Expands Gearmotor Line (January 24, 2014)
Bodine Electric Company announced that it has expanded its popular FX line of parallel shaft gearmotors to include AC models.The all-new ...

738 Gear Motions Acquires Niagara Gear Corp. (January 17, 2014)
Gear Motions Inc. has acquired Niagara Gear Corp. in Buffalo, N.Y. Niagara Gear manufactures precision ground spur, helical and pump gear...

739 Grove Gear LeCentric Expands Line of In-Line Reducers (June 25, 2015)
Grove Gear LeCentric recently expanded its product line of helical in-line reducers for OEM and MRO applications, combining their brand r...

740 Gleason Renames its Plastic Gears Division (June 30, 2015)
Gleason Corporation recently announced a new name for its plastic gears division: Gleason Plastic Gears. The division was formerly k...

741 Drive Lines Examines Advantages of Planetary Gearheads (April 18, 2016)
Machinery and systems such as robots, packaging machines, pick and place units, tool changers in machine tools, printing presses and weld...

742 Kollmorgen PCMM Motion Controller Meets a Broad Range of OEM Requirements (April 20, 2016)
Kollmorgen introduces the Programmable Controller Multi-axis Master (PCMM), a powerful new motion controller that meets a broad range of ...

743 Oilgear Exhibits Pump Packages at Bauma 2016 (April 13, 2016)
With almost 100 years of manufacturing expertise, Oilgear products are well known for offering reliable performance in some of the harshe...

744 Martin Sprocket & Gear Compiles Gear Drive Troubleshooting Tips (April 11, 2016)
Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc. has compiled some quick troubleshooting tips with some common causes and solutions for gear drive probl...

745 Brother Gearmotors Launches New Website (April 8, 2016)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

746 Bison Gear Announces Personnel Changes (April 26, 2016)
In a move to strengthen their independent board as they continue to further diversify their product and service capabilities, Bison is pl...

747 Santasalo Launches AMF Gear Series at CIM Convention (April 27, 2016)
Santasalo will present the recently launched AMF gear series at the upcoming CIM Convention in Vancouver, BC from May 1-3 2016.  Aft...

748 Gearbox Express Opens 75,000-Square-Foot Wisconsin Facility (May 9, 2016)
Gearbox Express (GBX) recently celebrated the official grand opening of its new 75,000-square-foot facility in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. &qu...

749 Boston Gear Introduces Gearbox Video Series (May 12, 2016)
A series of informative Boston Gear speed reducer videos have been produced to help reduce gearbox failures and premature wear. Topics in...

750 Brevini Gear Systems Focuses on Waste Reduction (May 3, 2016)
Brevini Gear Systems (BGS) has reduced its environmental impact through a waste disposal program that will help it achieve a ‘zero-...

751 Forest City Gear Expands High Volume Gear Production Capabilities (May 2, 2016)
Forest City Gear has expanded its high volume gear production capabilities with the addition of a Reishauer RZ 160 Gear Grinding Machine ...

752 Klüber Participates in Open Gear Lubrication Panel Discussion (April 28, 2016)
Klüber Lubrication will showcase its specialty lubricants in Booth #409 during the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference in Dallas, Texas,...

753 Motion Industries Launches Bearings Knowledge Website (April 5, 2016)
Motion Industries recently announced the launch of its new knowledge website: www.Bearings.com. Designed as an information hub, Bearings....

754 Stafford Offers Large Bore Shaft Collars for Heavy Equipment (April 4, 2016)
A full line of mechanical components for large cranes, conveyors and equip-ment in the bulk processing, pulp and paper, and other heavy i...

755 Mitsubishi Electric Robot at the Cutting Edge of Cake Slicing (March 8, 2016)
When automation OEM Newtech looked to design a new ultrasonic cutting machine for the bakery industry, it turned to Mitsubishi Electric f...

756 Ametek Promotes Regan to Regional Sales Manager (March 10, 2016)
Ametek Solidstate Controls, Inc. (SCI) has promoted Tim Regan, a 30-year manufacturing industry veteran, to regional sales manager. He no...

757 KISSsoft USA Hires Engineering Manager (March 8, 2016)
KISSsoft USA, LLC recently announced that Ty Warner has joined the company as engineering manager. Warner is a licensed professional engi...

758 GAM Introduces SPH Flange Planetary Gearbox (March 4, 2016)
GAM, a manufacturer of high precision gear reducers, servo couplings, and linear mounting kits, introduces the SPH Flange planetary gearb...

759 Force Control Hazardous Brakes Provide Longer Service Life (March 3, 2016)
New MagnaShearT hazardous duty brakes from Force Control Industries, which employ oil shear technology to provide longer service life wit...

760 Nord Gear Offers Custom Components Without Added Lead Time (March 18, 2016)
A fully equipped machine shop with highly trained machinists allows for Nord Gear Corporation; manufacturer of speed reducers, electric m...

761 Regal Power Transmission Offers Pump Drives, Bearings and Gear Reducers at AGG1 (March 21, 2016)
Regal Power Transmission Solutions introduces its new Durst modular hydraulic pump drive in Booth 1230 at AGG1, along with exhibits and d...

762 Haydon Kerk WGS Stages Improve Load Stability (March 31, 2016)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a recognized leader in linear and rotary motion solutions, has announced the release of its new line of WGS...

763 DMDII Announces First 2016 Project Call for Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise and Intelligent Machines (March 29, 2016)
The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, today announced the release of its first 2016...

764 Aerotech Offers Nanopositioning Stages for Extreme Precision Requirements (March 28, 2016)
Aerotech has introduced a series of Z-axis piezo nanopositioning stages for extreme precision research and industrial requirements. The n...

765 KISSsoft Offers Strength Analysis for Cylindrical Gears (March 24, 2016)
The strength calculation method specified in Lloyd's Register:2013 has now been implemented. This specific standard for ships is now ...

766 Schafer Industries Hires Global Sourcing Manager (May 17, 2016)
Nick Zizzo has joined Schafer Industries as global sourcing manager. He will oversee the procurement function at all company locations as...

767 Oilgear Expands Variable Displacement Pump Series (May 19, 2016)
A new range of variable displacement pumps has been launched to the EMEA market as a result of a multi-million pound investment made by O...

768 Gearing Solutions Expands Gearhead Line (July 13, 2016)
Gearing Solutions announces the expansion of its GHP-series single, double and triple stage NEMA Gearheads.  The expanded sizes of t...

769 Drive Lines Servo Gearboxes Offer Versatility for Critical Applications (July 15, 2016)
Servo gearboxes are likely to be specified in an incredibly wide range of applications, from packaging machines to robots, medical equipm...

770 H2W Technologies Introduces New Series of Linear Positioning Stages (July 12, 2016)
The LSS-012-12-060-XY-01A-M is a new series of low profile linear stepper XY positioning stages that integrate an absolute linear encoder...

771 Klüber Gear Oils Provide Improved Component Reliability (July 12, 2016)
Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, provides high-performance gear oils that are based on high-gra...

772 Winsmith Offers Interchangeable Stainless Steel Conveyor Drives (July 8, 2016)
Winsmith Inc. has announced the availability of its new and improved stainless steel conveyor drives. Recently developed and now proven i...

773 Bison Offers Integral HP Reducers and Gearmotors (July 20, 2016)
Bison now carries a full line of integral horsepower reducers and gearmotors that range in power from 1 - 5 hp. This new line of products...

774 Schafer Industries Acquires Custom Gear and Machine (July 22, 2016)
Effective July 1, 2016, Schafer Industries, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Schafer Gear Works Rockford, LLC, acquired the ass...

775 MINExpo Preview: Stiebel-Getriebebau GmbH (August 5, 2016)
Stiebel-Getriebebau has developed advanced pump drives which combine an improved energy balance, greater flexibility and performance. Vis...

776 ICP Speaks to NACD Members on Today's Hiring and Recruiting Challenges (July 29, 2016)
Responding to a request from the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) to help member companies with their hiring challeng...

777 SEPAC Designs Thin Spring-Engaged Brake (July 28, 2016)
SEPAC designed the Thin Spring-Engaged Brake (TSEB) to provide OEMs with a thin body high-performance/low-cost spring engaged power off b...

778 Fenner Drives Introduces 3V and 5V Wedge Link Belts (July 26, 2016)
Combining excellent service and long life with exceptional inventory control, the new Wedge Link Belting from Fenner Drives yield major a...

779 J.W. Winco's Steel Hinges Resist Tampering (July 6, 2016)
J.W. Winco, Inc. recently announced it now offers GN 129.5 Stainless Steel Hinges, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant hinges are used ...

780 Brother Gearmotors Upgrades Conduit Boxes for Easy Installation (June 28, 2016)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

781 J.W. Winco Bull's Eye Levels Have Mounting Flange (May 31, 2016)
J.W. Winco, Inc. now offers GN 2277 Bulls-Eye Levels with Mounting Flange, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant bull’s-eye le...

782 Power Electric Adds Gearing Products (June 1, 2016)
Power Electric announces the formal addition of gearing products to its product offerings. Custom gears are manufactured to application r...

783 Solid Edge ST9 Provides New Cloud Capabilities (May 27, 2016)
The latest release of Siemens’ Solid Edge software (Solid Edge ST9) for mainstream computer-aided design (CAD) provides flexible an...

784 CeMAT to be Co-Staged with Hannover Messe (May 25, 2016)
CeMAT, the trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management, is to be co-located with Hannover Messe every two years, starting i...

785 Drive Lines Gearboxes Bring Flexibility to Machine Tools (May 23, 2016)
Whether cutting, boring, grinding or shearing, modern machine tools have to meet what at first sight appear to be conflicting operational...

786 David Brown and Santasalo Merge to Serve Growing Gear Customer Base (June 3, 2016)
David Brown and Santasalo merged on June 1st to create David Brown Santasalo. With more than 1,000 employees, seven major manufacturing p...

787 Sprint Electric Presents Range of Digital DC Drives (June 7, 2016)
Sprint Electric presents its extended range of digital DC drives up to 2,250 amps. The drives of the PLX range are ideal for controlling ...

788 GWJ Technology Offers New Calculation Modules for Cylindrical Gears (June 22, 2016)
GWJ Technology GmbH, a manufacturer of calculation software for machine elements and gearboxes, has upgraded its web-based calculation so...

789 AutomationDirect Adds Helical Gearboxes to IronHorse Line (June 21, 2016)
AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of motor products now includes helical gearboxes which provide quiet startup and smooth operation...

790 Cortec Dunnage Bags Offer Shipping Protection (June 20, 2016)
The corrosion protection power of Nano VpCI is now available in the form of a dunnage bag. Cor-Pak Dunnage Bags powered by Nano VpCI, (pa...

791 ITAMCO's Joel Neidig Receives AGMA 2016 Next Generation Award (June 16, 2016)
Joel Neidig, an engineer and lead technology developer with ITAMCO, has received the 2016 Next Generation Award from the American Gear Ma...

792 Santasalo Launches Vertical Mounted Gear Units (February 29, 2016)
Santasalo is pleased to announce the launch of the AMF vertical mounted gear unit series.  The AMF is purpose-built for the most dem...

793 KISSsoft Offers Gearbox Calculation Courses (February 26, 2016)
KISSsoft software includes internationally recognized calculation standards and various design and optimization options, based on the exp...

794 Physik Instrumente V-551 Linear Translation Stage Comes With Absolute Encoder and Ironless Motor (September 9, 2015)
Physik Instrumente recently released a new member of the PIMag family of precision positioning stages with magnetic direct drives. The V-...

795 Romax InSight Supports Eurus Energy America with the Biggest Gearbox Re-Engineering and Refurbishment Project (September 10, 2015)
Romax Technology recently announced that it will be supporting Eurus Energy America (EEA) with its largest ever gearbox re-engineering an...

796 Voith Vorecon Variable Speed Planetary Gear with Dual Torque Converters Improves Natural Gas Transportation (September 8, 2015)
Voith’s Vorecon recently expanded its footprint in the U.S. market, with five Vorecons equipped in compressor stations transporting...

797 KISSsoft Offers Enhanced Heating Calculation for Gearboxes (September 3, 2015)
The efficiency calculation and thermal analysis according to ISO/TR 14179 (module KS2) has been extended with several useful functionalit...

798 Exsys to Present Gearbox Line at CMTS 2015 (August 13, 2015)
Alongside their collection of lathe tools, Exsys Canada will be presenting the line of gearboxes they offer from Eppinger at CMTS 2015 at...

799 Stafford Custom Hinged Shaft Collars Feature Simplified One-Piece Design with High-Strength Hinge (September 16, 2015)
Custom hinged shaft collars that can be manufactured in many configurations including with mounting holes, quick adjustment handles, and ...

800 Brother Gearmotors IE3 Gearmotors to be Introduced at Pack Expo (September 23, 2015)
Brother Gearmotors will introduce a line of IE3 premium efficiency gearmotors at Pack Expo Las Vegas, Sept. 28-30. The new IE3 premium e...

801 ABB to Feature Robotic Gear Handling Cell technology at Gear Expo 2015 (October 9, 2015)
ABB Robotics will feature its Robotic Gear Handling Cell technology at Gear Expo 2015 (Oct. 20–22, Cobo Center in Detroit, MI).&nbs...

802 BellowsTech E-Style Cuff Flange Metal Bellows Line Expanded to 18 Sizes (October 9, 2015)
BellowsTech recently expanded its line of edge welded bellows presently being offered on their online web store. Their new series of e-st...

803 Brother Gearmotors Hires Two New Regional Sales Managers (September 30, 2015)
Brother Gearmotors recently added two more regional sales managers: William (Bill) Miicke and Larry Thomas.  The sales managers are...

804 Siemens Sinamics S120 Cabinet Module Drive Packages Now Compliant With North American Standards (September 24, 2015)
Siemens recently announced a new version of its Sinamics S120 Cabinet Module (CM) drive packages compliant with North American standards,...

805 Brother Will Introduce ie3 Premium Efficiency Gearmotors at Pack Expo (August 7, 2015)
Brother Gearmotors recently announced it will introduce a line of ie3 premium efficiency gearmotors at Pack Expo Las Vegas, Sept. 28-30.T...

806 Iwis Pin Oven Chains Expand Product Line for Transporting Beverage Cans (August 6, 2015)
For the conveying of thin walled tubular sections, such as beverage cans around the production process, Iwis offers a range of pin oven a...

807 Boston Gear 700 Series Speed Reducers Designed for Corrosion Resistance (July 13, 2015)
Catalogued models of Boston Gear’s stainless steel 700 Series speed reducers are now available with standard two-day delivery. Bos...

808 Amacoil/Uhin Elasto-Ring Washer Reduce Pressure Between U-Clip and Flange (July 21, 2015)
Amacoil/Uhing recently introduced the Elasto-Ring washer for use with U-Clip quick release shaft collars. Elasto-Ring installs by hand wi...

809 Excel Gear Forms New Retrofit Division for Repairs and Upgrades of Old Machinery (July 9, 2015)
Excel Gear recently formed a new division of their company, Excel CNC Retrofit LLC, devoted to upgrading and remanufacturing older gear m...

810 Schaffner EMC Sine Wave Filters Prevent Premature Motor Damage (July 7, 2015)
Schaffner EMC recently introduced a new lineup of Sine Wave filters designed to eliminate premature motor damage caused by high dv/d...

811 FMA and Harper College Partner to Create New Metal Fabrication Lab (July 6, 2015)
The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) recently partnered with Harper College for the construction of a new $1.5 million f...

812 Exsys to Showcase New Gearbox Solutions at WESTEC (July 23, 2015)
At WESTEC 2015, Exsys Tool, Inc. will showcase advanced manufacturing technologies in booth 1919. Amongst other products, new gearbox sol...

813 Lenze Sponsors Student Project in Coil Winding Challenge (July 23, 2015)
Lenze recently announced its sponsorship of a recent student project involving the Institute for Drive Technology and Power Electronics a...

814 Siemens Combination Motor/Drive Packages Bundled to Fit Individual End-User's Needs (July 31, 2015)
Siemens Industry, Inc. recently announced the release of combination motor/drive packages, allowing an OEM or end-user the option to sele...

815 Applied Mechatronics to Service Brother Gearmotors' California Customers (July 31, 2015)
Brother Gearmotors recently entered into an agreement with Applied Mechatronics. Applied Mechatronics will commence servicing much o...

816 MicroE and Applimotion Merge to Become Celera Motion (July 28, 2015)
MicroE and Applimotion recently merged to become Celera Motion. The existing MicroE and Applimotion product brand names and positioning w...

817 Pittman Motors EC042B Brushless DC Motor Designed as an Economical, High-Performance General Purpose Servo Motor (July 27, 2015)
Pittman Motors recently introduced the EC042B brushless DC motor series, its latest DC brushless motor. The high torque density model is...

818 Christian Dalton Hired as Expanite's North American Sales Manager (October 12, 2015)
Since the opening of the 6500 ft2 production-, laboratory- and test center in Hillerød, Denmark, in 2013, Expanite has been experi...

819 Comet's New Cloud-Based Gearbox Durability SimApp Will Provide Many Automated Processes (October 13, 2015)
Comet Solutions, Inc. recently announced a program in support of Gearbox design and manufacturing. The Comet Gearbox solution, consisting...

820 Brevini Expands Gearmotor Capabilities (February 5, 2016)
Power transmission specialist, Brevini, has launched a new range of gearmotors, which will expand its capabilities within small to medium...

821 ABB IRBT 2005 Accommodates Rapid Product Changes (February 8, 2016)
ABB has introduced the IRBT 2005, a flexible, compact and modular medium track motion platform for both robots and transfer applications....

822 Maxcess Appoints Vice President and General Manager (February 1, 2016)
Maxcess has appointed Nang Young as vice president and general manager of Maxcess China. “With a strong background and proven ...

823 Santasalo Performs Overhaul on Large Gear Unit (January 29, 2016)
In 2015, Santasalo performed an overhaul on the largest gear unit in its history, carried out at the company’s facility in Jyvä...

824 SKF Offers Knowledge-Sharing Symposium (January 28, 2016)
SKF sparks conversation and spreads ideas with a new series of a knowledge-sharing symposium called “Let’s Talk”. Indus...

825 Kollmorgen Servo Drive Broadens Range of Power and Fieldbus Options (February 11, 2016)
Kollmorgen’s new 32 kW drive consumes only 576 cm2 of panel space; the smallest drive in the AKD family, at 1 kW, consumes only 99 ...

826 Brother Gearmotors to Launch Conveyor Series Product Line (February 12, 2016)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

827 Timken Awards College Scholarships to Sons and Daughters of Timken Associates (February 24, 2016)
The Timken Company recently awarded college scholarships to 17 sons and daughters of Timken associates in 12 locations around the world. ...

828 Ametek Promotes Malone to Regional Sales Manager (February 22, 2016)
Ametek Solidstate Controls (SCI), a leader in highly customized uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), has promoted Daryl Malone, a 20-yea...

829 Stafford Shaft Collars and Flange Mounts Offer Design Flexibility (February 18, 2016)
A line of heavy-duty steel shaft collars and flange mounts that can be modified for demanding industrial, processin...

830 Gear Motions Names New Vice President (February 16, 2016)
Gear Motions, a leading precision gear manufacturer, has named Paul Andruszko vice president of its Buffalo, New York, operations, which ...

831 Santasalo to Show Girth Gear at 2016 SME Expo (January 22, 2016)
Santasalo will present its multi-segmented girth gear at the 2016 SME exhibition in Phoenix, Arizona.  As pioneers of the original m...

832 Celera Motion Veratus Encoder Offers Smallest Package Size in Class (January 19, 2016)
Celera Motion has introduced the new MicroE Veratus Series encoders into its compact encoder range. Built using the company's new Ver...

833 Boston Gear Mounted Bearings and Universal Joints Added to Stainless Steel Food Processing Line (December 14, 2015)
Boston Gear has added new mounted bearing designs and universal joints to its line of stainless steel shaft accessories designed for supe...

834 Ringfeder TSCHAN TNR Couplings Designed for Wide Range of Rigidity (December 21, 2015)
Unlike commonly used, torsionally elastic shaft couplings, the TSCHAN TNR is adjustable and therefore allows for a ...

835 New KISSsoft Feature Considers Compliance and Influence on Load Distribution in the Gearbox (November 4, 2015)
In the static system analysis, a new feature considers housing compliance and influence on load distribution in the gearbox as well as lo...

836 Regal Power Transmission Solutions Changes Website URL, Adds Eight Brands (November 2, 2015)
The website for Power Transmission Solutions is now at a new address, RegalPTS.com, which includes eight additional Regal brands, but ret...

837 Bison Gear PowerSTAR 712 Series Gearmotors Deliver Same Features in a New, Smaller Package (October 14, 2015)
Bison Gear and Engineering recently announced a new addition to the PowerSTAR right-angle hypoid gearmotor product line: the 712 series. ...

838 Nord Gear Soft Starters Eliminate Mechanical Strain (December 24, 2015)
Nord Gear offers the SK135E/SK175E soft start drive family. The starters are designed to be used in a distributed control system and ca...

839 Comet Announces Gearbox Simulation Webinar (December 29, 2015)
Comet Solutions, Inc.announces its upcoming Gearbox SimApp webinar. Attendees will learn how Simulation Applications are empowering&...

840 OES Goniometer Stages Offer Low Cost Solution (January 15, 2016)
Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers a very low cost solution for the precise measurement of angles or the rotation of an objec...

841 Bosch Rexroth Announces Executive Board Changes (January 13, 2016)
Rolf Najork, 53, will take the position of chairman of the executive board and the responsibility for development at Bosch Rexroth effect...

842 NKE Offers DLC-Coated Bearing Cages (January 12, 2016)
Austrian bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH introduced cages for rolling bearings that are optimized for unfavorable operating conditi...

843 CD-Adapco Speed v10.06 Release Enables Automated and Intelligent Design Exploration of Electric Machines (January 5, 2016)
CD-Adapco announced the release of Speed v10.06, the latest update to its leading electric machine design solution. Speed v10.06 takes a ...

844 Pack Expo Preview: Kollmorgen Booth 3118 (August 20, 2013)
Kollmorgen will be interplaying and educating Pack Expo Las Vegas 2013 attendees about motion technologies in booth 3118 on September 23...